GOOD STUFF: CNY Woman Heading To Winter Olympics!

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A CNY woman is heading to the Winter Olympics- with the Jamaican bobsled team! Kathleen Pulito may not be actually bobsledding down the course, but she'll be working as the media liaison for the team. She's a Nottingham and SU grad, and she focuses on social media, public relations, and nailing down sponsorships for one of the most high profile Olympic teams. She'll be heading to South Korea in a matter of days, where the team already has ten media interviews planned, and more expected. Read the full story here: WSYR- Syracuse

A 21-year-old man with down syndrome started a million-dollar sock selling company. John Cronin has always loved wearing wild socks, so when he and his dad were looking for a business to start together, his passion for fun socks led them to start John’s Crazy Socks. The father/son duo, as of late 2016, has sold over 42,000 pairs of socks, and brought in $1.7 million and counting in revenue. John’s Crazy Socks also hires folks with disabilities, donates 5% of profits to Special Olympics, and each order comes with a thank you note from John himself! Read the full story here: BBC News

More than 100 homeless Denver residents landed regular jobs with the city after being hired to shovel mulch. The Denver Day Works program started in November 2016 and in the first year, 284 people worked at least one day doing landscaping, helping public works crews and other jobs. At the end of each shift, they were paid over $12 an hour. Of those 284, 110 participants got full-time work, and 15 scored permanent or project-based jobs  with the city of Denver. Read the full story here: Denver Post

When a woman went into labor early on a plane 35,000 feet in the air, she was   fortunate enough to have two doctors on board with her. Toyin Ogundipe was on an Air France flight headed to New York when her baby decided to make his debut to the world. Dr. Sij Hemal, a second year urology resident at the Cleveland Clinic, happened to be seated next to Dr. Susan Shepherd, a pediatrician, and they both rushed to help the mother in labor. Flight crews moved the mama to first class where there was more room and fewer passengers and they watched her four-year-old daughter while she delivered her baby. Baby Jake was born without complications, despite the unusual conditions, and mom and baby are both doing well. Read the full story here: KXAN- Austin

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