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New Baby Names!

According to a new report from UK website BabyCentre (babycentre.co.uk), there are 36 baby names that, while you’d think they’d be fairly common, have yet to be registered in 2017, at least in the UK.– 

Angela

Bertram

 Beverley

 Cecil

Carol

 Clarence

 Clive

 Cyril

Debra

Diane

Donna

Dean

 Doris 

Dennis

Derek

Duncan

 Elaine

Ernest

Geoffrey

Horace

Joanne

 Leonard

Maureen

Malcolm

Nigel

Neville

Paula

Roy

Sally 

Sandra 

Sharon

Sheila

Tracey

Wendy

Yvonne

Wayne

Daughter is thankful for her father’s gift from 50 years ago and both have lived full lives with just two kidneys between them.  What a great story!

It’s been 50 years since Denice Lombard had a kidney transplant, the one she got from her dear old dad, Ted. Both just celebrated the milestone as the oldest kidney donor-recipient pair at UCLA hospital, where their groundbreaking surgery took place in 1967. She was their first, and now they do one just about every day!

Denice had a rare genetic disorder that weakened her kidneys, her identical twin also had it and died from it when they were seven. Transplant surgeries were experimental back then and her parents had to fight for the right for their daughter to have the life saving procedure six years later.

Now, 50 years later, both Denice and her dad have lived happy, healthy lives. “We really only need one kidney to live on if you’re generally healthy,” she says. “My dad has lived a full life with his kidney, and I’ve lived a full life with the other one.”

Source: Inside Edition

Kind six-year-old paints rocks to give to families who are suffering.

When six-year-old Ayel Morgenstern heard about the vandalized tombstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis in February, she wanted to do something to spread kindness in the world. So as a mitzvah - a Hebrew word meaning “good deed” - she decided to paint rocks for the families affected.

The little girl has painted ladybugs for good luck and hearts for more love because she “wants to make the whole world feel better.” She’s painted over 500 of them in the last six weeks, and thanks to social media, her mom was able to contact the families of the cemetery vandalism and sent Ayel’s rocks to them in Philadelphia, Rochester, and St. Louis.

She’s also sent them to others who’ve lost a loved one, like the family of Kurt Cochran, who lost his life in the recent London terror attack, and Sacred Heart University, where a college student recently died after choking in a pancake eating contest. To this little girl, it’s pretty simple. “Kindness matters,” Ayel says. “It is inspirational, it is powerful, and you should live like that.” And right she is!

Source: Scary Mommy

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