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Have you ever suggested something to your significant other that was just so out of the world they couldn’t possible take you seriously!?  Well Tony Miller would always tell his Fiancee, Kaela Schenk that he dreamed of docking a pirate ship in his front yard! Then he came up with the brilliant idea that they could get married on a pirate ship in their yard! 

 

Tony began building his pirate ship with his fiancée’s help in hopes of having it done for their August 3rd wedding.  "It's something I've always wanted to build," Miller, 35, said. "Something really unique and big and I could tinker around with for a while. Something that would make an atmosphere to come home to that feels you're coming home to a vacation." 

 

It took just 3 months for Tony to build the majority of the ship with basically just the ship mast left to put on.  Thank you Tony for making all of us other men look so inferior when it comes to impressing a woman J

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

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Daniel Kish, 47, has been blind since he was 13 months old.  He noticed that when he made clicking noises with his tongue, it actually helped him navigate.  As he got better at it, he learned how to see by clicking and listening for the sound to reflect off nearby objects!

It's called "echolocation". or "bio sonar", and it is exactly what many animals, most notably bats and some dolphins,  use to view the world.  Kish says that with each click, he is able to see a flash three dimensional image of his surroundings.   He sees buildings, cars, plants, and many other objects.  Kish even rides a bike on the street using his echolocation!

He created an organization called "World Access for the Blind" where over 7,000 people in over 30 different countries have been taught how to see with echolocation!  Kish says that the results usually come pretty quickly!  His organization is making an amazing impact on many peoples lives.  The World Access for the Blind  website is filled with wonderful success stories.

Kish says it best, "Vision isn't in the eyes; it's in the mind".

 

 

And that's what's good,
Jon

 

References:

http://www.worldaccessfortheblind.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fbSn9LD_bg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19524962

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Tim Harris has an amazing story of inspiration and hope.  How many people can say they own their own restaurant, and also have WAY more gold medals than Olympian Michael Phelps?

 

Just hours after Tim was born, doctors told his parents that he had Down Syndrome, and many friends of the family told them how sorry they were.  In Tim’s own words, “I guess they didn’t know then just how totally awesome I would turn out to be”.

 

At 13, Tim entered in the Special Olympics playing basketball, hockey, volleyball, golf and track and field.  Through the years, he has totaled dozens of gold medals, which are on display in his restaurant. 

 

Graduating from Eastern New Mexico University with certificates in food service, office skills, and restaurant hosting, Tim now owns his own restaurant located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  “Tim’s Place”—The Worlds friendliest Restaurant offers a very special item on his menu…. HUGS!  Tim says that most people order at least one, and says he’s given out nearly 40,000 hugs at his restaurant! “I even have a counter on the wall to keep track of the total. 

 

"I guess you can say I’m a lean, mean, hugging machine!” said Tim. 

 

Do yourself a favor if your ever in the Albuquerque area a get your hug from Tim’s Place!

 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

 

Jeremy

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