Monday Musings 17/2/20

If a defibrillator is applied within the first 3 to 5 minutes of someone collapsing, his or her chances of survival increase from 6% to 74% Continue reading Monday Musings 17/2/20

Saigon to Belfast – and Back – With Love #WATWB

The story I’m linking to today first appeared in January although I only came across it via a segment on the BBC’s One Show on Wednesday. In 1975, as the Vietnam war was drawing to a chaotic close, a young Vietnamese woman became ill. She placed her infant son in the care of an orphanage whist she was hospitalised for treatment. Soon afterwards American soldiers removed the children from the orphanage for protection in the face of rapidly advancing Viet Cong troops. Subsequently American planes evacuated a large number of orphan children to the USA. Not to be out done … Continue reading Saigon to Belfast – and Back – With Love #WATWB

#WATWB The retirees who gave up their home to help kids with anxiety

I came across this story via a segment on the BBC’s ‘One Show‘ on Tuesday 23rd. January. Seeking more information I was surprised by an apparent lack of coverage in other UK media. I found this article, from 2015, in an Australian newspaper. That seems to be based around the couple’s ‘Pride of Britain’ award that year. Scroll down the linked page to find them under ‘Special Recognition’ (theirs is the third such award listed). So, what is it all about? Six years ago Vivienne Morgan read about a teenager who had committed suicide after having been bullied at school. … Continue reading #WATWB The retirees who gave up their home to help kids with anxiety