Former policeman Andy Wray has his memory wiped every two days. He cannot remember friends, relatives or events in any detail but, with the help of endless note books and reminder cards he manages to get on with life and even runs marathons. His life was turned upside down in 2007 when he suffered a severe mental breakdown causing a very rare condition called dissociative amnesia. His memory had been completely wiped. Andy had witnessed horrific deaths and suicides while in the police force and the constant anxiety caused his memory to abort. The picture above is a close up of his diary, which he keeps to help him remember things at his home in Essex.
This heartbreaking story is about as elephant Raju from India that had an incredibly rough life. After being poached from his mother he was thrown from one owner to another, until he was left living in terrible conditions with no shelter at night, being used as a beggars prop all day long. Raju survived only from passing tourists and sometimes had to eat plastic and paper while being chained 24 hours a day. A wildlife organisation SOS-UK could not stand the injustice and decided to save him in a daring midnight rescue operation.
The elephant, realizing he was being saved, started to cry: “It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realised he was being freed” – claims Pooja Binepal, one of the rescuers in an interview with Presspeople. “Tears began to roll down Raju’s face. Some no doubt were due to the pain but he also seemed to sense that change was coming. He felt hope for the first time” – says another rescuer Kartick.
Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.
Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.
I’m glad my uterine infection didn’t kill me
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