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Airbnb in Ukraine
Unfortunately we all know there has been an ongoing war with Russia and Ukraine. However thanks to the Internet there is a multitude of ways to help victims in Ukraine.
In the beginning of March there was a social media campaign involving those around the world. People were booking Airbnb's in Ukraine as a way to directly give money to those impacted. Within two days $1.9 million had been collected to local Ukrainians.
Since then more than more than 434,000 rooms have been booked and a total of $15 million have been raised.
Here's a link to Airbnb's page for Ukraine rentals: Airbnb Vacation rentals in Ukraine
Source: Good News Network
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A Journey to Walking Again
The world has made many advancements in technology and medicine. Now, the first ever spinal cord implant surgery has successfully been performed. Michel Roccati was paralyzed in his legs in 2016 from a motorcycle accident. His spine was severed, resulting in no feeling in his legs. In his pre-paralyzed life in Italy, Michel was extremely active and in great shape. He never thought he would be able to walk or do the physical activity he once loved, to the same extent ever again. Then came Professor Jocelyne Bloch at Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. The lab Prof. Bloch worked to create the spinal implant that gave Michel the gift of walking once again. In his case, his spine was completely severed so his ability to walk is all dependent on the implant being on and working to send signals to his nerves to allow him to walk. Roccati is one of nine people to receive this implant so far, and as of now, the future is looking bright for paralysis patients who dream to walk once more.
Preeti Chandi: The Solo Voyage
No women of color has journeyed across 700 miles Antarctica solely. With the cold temperatures and iced ground the journey isn’t easy for anyone. 32-year-old Preeti Chandi, an army officer as well as a physiotherapist travels from Derby, United Kingdom to the South Pole. Many people in her community had made criticism, saying “she didn’t look like a polar explorer”. Despite these criticisms she completed the journey and Chandi says, “‘ [it’s] OK to dream’”.
Image from CNN