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Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor @balleralert Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”
Blessed, Family, and Life: Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant
 Over Father's Arrest, Has ‘Successful, Transplant
 Surgery With Kidney From New Donor
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Two-Year-Old, Who Was Denied Kidney Transplant Over Father’s Arrest, Has ‘Successful’ Transplant Surgery With Kidney From New Donor - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last month, a heartbreaking story made national news after a young boy was denied a potentially life-saving kidney transplant because of his father’s transgressions. At the time, A.J. Burgess, who was born without functioning kidneys, was all set to have his life-changing surgery, as his father, who was a perfect match, prepared to provide his son with a second chance. However, after Anthony Dickerson violated the terms of his probation, Emory University Hospital refused to go through with A.J.’s transplant until they had written proof that Dickerson had been compiling with the terms for the next three months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the family believed A.J. would not be able to wait that long and it was unfair that their son had to suffer because of his father’s mistakes. Their story touched hearts across the nation, as many gathered to demand justice for A.J. As a result, the hospital opened the lines of communication with the family to have an open and honest discussion about how they could help A.J. Just weeks later, the family was blessed with a Thanksgiving miracle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday evening, A.J.’s parents received a call from the facility that a kidney from a donor had just become available and doctors believed it would be in A.J.’s best interest if he received the transplant. The following morning, the toddler, who turns three in January, had a successful surgery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although the family will have to stay in the hospital for another week, they are “excited about giving thanks for [A.J.’s] new kidney.”

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Children, Family, and Friends: "Touched By an Angel" Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 @balleralert “Touched By an Angel” Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday evening, music legend and actress, DellaReese, who starred in the television series “Touched By an Angel,” died at the age of 86. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love,” Reese’s costar, Roma Downey said in a statement to PEOPLE. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by sider for so many years on ‘Touched By an Angel.’ I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Reese began her singing career at the early age of six-years-old. By 13, she was singing in front of massive crowds with the likes of Mahalia Jackson. In 1957, Reese gained nationwide recognition from her hit songs, “And That Reminds Me and “Don’t You Know?” Years later, she transitioned from music to television. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 90s, Reese secured a role in “Touched By An Angel,” where she drew on her Christian faith. Decades later, the beloved actress retired from acting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our prayers and condolences are with the family of Della Reese, who is survived by her husband and three children.
Children, Family, and Friends: "Touched By an Angel" Star,
 Della Reese, Dead at 86
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“Touched By an Angel” Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday evening, music legend and actress, DellaReese, who starred in the television series “Touched By an Angel,” died at the age of 86. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love,” Reese’s costar, Roma Downey said in a statement to PEOPLE. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by sider for so many years on ‘Touched By an Angel.’ I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Reese began her singing career at the early age of six-years-old. By 13, she was singing in front of massive crowds with the likes of Mahalia Jackson. In 1957, Reese gained nationwide recognition from her hit songs, “And That Reminds Me and “Don’t You Know?” Years later, she transitioned from music to television. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 90s, Reese secured a role in “Touched By An Angel,” where she drew on her Christian faith. Decades later, the beloved actress retired from acting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our prayers and condolences are with the family of Della Reese, who is survived by her husband and three children.

“Touched By an Angel” Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday evening, music legend and actress, DellaRe...

Anaconda, Children, and Church: Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting @balleralert 361-489-15 Dally 12 12 Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lives lost in the TexasChurchMassacre have touched millions of hearts across the nation. One, in particular, was TreyGanem, a 46-year-old businessman who heard about the shooting and drove 100 miles to Sutherland Springs to give the victims a proper goodbye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem runs a casket design company in Edna, Texas, a small town just east of Sutherland Springs. He and his seven employees build personalized caskets that typically cost about $3,500. However, he's offered to create custom-made coffins for people whose lives were taken that Sunday at First Baptist Church. He currently has 15 requests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I first started five years ago, children burned in a fire in Edna, Texas. I donated caskets to the family. I knew the kids” he told CNN. “It was the most emotional time in my life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He shared the same sentiments about SutherlandSprings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Immediately my heart opened up and I was like ‘yes, we can do this,'” he said. “It’s a small town. People that felt like they were safe ended up in this tragedy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem's caskets are always personalized and will range from fitting younger victims to older victims. In this case, his smallest is for a 1-year-old girl. The casket maker says he sees what he does as a way to help families get through this depressing time.
Anaconda, Children, and Church: Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to
 Victims of Texas Church Shooting
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Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lives lost in the TexasChurchMassacre have touched millions of hearts across the nation. One, in particular, was TreyGanem, a 46-year-old businessman who heard about the shooting and drove 100 miles to Sutherland Springs to give the victims a proper goodbye. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem runs a casket design company in Edna, Texas, a small town just east of Sutherland Springs. He and his seven employees build personalized caskets that typically cost about $3,500. However, he's offered to create custom-made coffins for people whose lives were taken that Sunday at First Baptist Church. He currently has 15 requests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “When I first started five years ago, children burned in a fire in Edna, Texas. I donated caskets to the family. I knew the kids” he told CNN. “It was the most emotional time in my life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He shared the same sentiments about SutherlandSprings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Immediately my heart opened up and I was like ‘yes, we can do this,'” he said. “It’s a small town. People that felt like they were safe ended up in this tragedy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ganem's caskets are always personalized and will range from fitting younger victims to older victims. In this case, his smallest is for a 1-year-old girl. The casket maker says he sees what he does as a way to help families get through this depressing time.

Casket Maker Gives Free Caskets to Victims of Texas Church Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The lives lost in the ...

Barbershop, God, and Homeless: Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Free Barbershop From Stranger @balleralert lia I O S T Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Free Barbershop From Stranger - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Philadelphia man that dedicated last year to give the homeless free haircuts is now being compensated for his kindness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the holidays are quickly approaching, BrennonJones thought he wouldn't have a way to give the homeless free haircuts this year. However, a stranger who heard of Jones' good deeds wanted to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That stranger was barbershop owner, Sean Johnson. “When I found out, [I thought] ‘Well I need to be a part of that,” Johnson told Fox 29. “‘I need to see what I can do to help.'” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The gift kept on giving. Johnson ended up giving his fully renovated barbershop to Jones so he could continue his honorable acts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “[Johnson] said, ‘Listen, I’ve got a building I want you to come check out,'” Jones said. “He said, ‘Do you like this place?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I like it.’ He tossed me the key and said, ‘It’s yours.'” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both men share big hearts, Johnson says what he did was bigger than him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop,” he said. “When you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more. I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jones’ new barbershop is set to open in November with specific days dedicated to serving the homeless. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I just continue to rely on my faith. God brought me this far, I know he’s not gonna leave me now," said Jones.
Barbershop, God, and Homeless: Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the
 Homeless Gets Free Barbershop
 From Stranger
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Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Free Barbershop From Stranger - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Philadelphia man that dedicated last year to give the homeless free haircuts is now being compensated for his kindness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the holidays are quickly approaching, BrennonJones thought he wouldn't have a way to give the homeless free haircuts this year. However, a stranger who heard of Jones' good deeds wanted to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That stranger was barbershop owner, Sean Johnson. “When I found out, [I thought] ‘Well I need to be a part of that,” Johnson told Fox 29. “‘I need to see what I can do to help.'” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The gift kept on giving. Johnson ended up giving his fully renovated barbershop to Jones so he could continue his honorable acts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “[Johnson] said, ‘Listen, I’ve got a building I want you to come check out,'” Jones said. “He said, ‘Do you like this place?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I like it.’ He tossed me the key and said, ‘It’s yours.'” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both men share big hearts, Johnson says what he did was bigger than him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop,” he said. “When you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more. I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jones’ new barbershop is set to open in November with specific days dedicated to serving the homeless. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I just continue to rely on my faith. God brought me this far, I know he’s not gonna leave me now," said Jones.

Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Free Barbershop From Stranger - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Philade...

Crazy, Crying, and Memes: Student Stabbed To Death By Bullied Classmate at Bronx High School @balleralert Matthew McCree l Cedeno Student Stabbed To Death By Bullied Classmate at Bronx High School – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday, a high school elective history class turned into a fatal tragedy after a bullied teen attacked one of his tormenters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to NY Daily News, AbelCedeno, 18, had become a victim of taunting and bulling on the first day of high school. However, it all came to an end when Cedeno arrived, armed with a switchblade, and stabbed 15-year-old MatthewMcCree to death. He also slashed a second teen, turning the scene into a bloody tragedy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cedeno just “went crazy,” a 16-year-old witness said of the incident. “Everybody just stood back. A few of them were holding Matthew. A few of them were holding towels on the wound. All the kids were crying and screaming.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The bloody melee occurred after McCree flicked a pencil at Cedeno, sparking his fatal stabbing spree. McCree was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The second teen was taken to the same hospital, where he remains in critical condition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, Cedeno was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He told officials that he stabbed the two students because they had been “harassing him for awhile.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “All our hearts are heavy right now,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the incident. “My heart goes out to the families who have been affected by this tragedy. It’s unacceptable to ever lose a child to violence in a school building.”
Crazy, Crying, and Memes: Student Stabbed To Death By Bullied
 Classmate at Bronx High School
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Student Stabbed To Death By Bullied Classmate at Bronx High School – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday, a high school elective history class turned into a fatal tragedy after a bullied teen attacked one of his tormenters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to NY Daily News, AbelCedeno, 18, had become a victim of taunting and bulling on the first day of high school. However, it all came to an end when Cedeno arrived, armed with a switchblade, and stabbed 15-year-old MatthewMcCree to death. He also slashed a second teen, turning the scene into a bloody tragedy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cedeno just “went crazy,” a 16-year-old witness said of the incident. “Everybody just stood back. A few of them were holding Matthew. A few of them were holding towels on the wound. All the kids were crying and screaming.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The bloody melee occurred after McCree flicked a pencil at Cedeno, sparking his fatal stabbing spree. McCree was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The second teen was taken to the same hospital, where he remains in critical condition. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In turn, Cedeno was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He told officials that he stabbed the two students because they had been “harassing him for awhile.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “All our hearts are heavy right now,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the incident. “My heart goes out to the families who have been affected by this tragedy. It’s unacceptable to ever lose a child to violence in a school building.”

Student Stabbed To Death By Bullied Classmate at Bronx High School – blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Wednesday, a high school electi...