A formerly homeless man here in Syracuse has been giving back in a special way. Al-amin Muhammad began two years ago simply buying bags of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, and then driving around to deliver them to the homeless in Syracuse. Since then his efforts have grown to a weekly movement with the delivery service called Sandwich Saturdays. This movement connects people from the suburbs with the often forgotten homeless people around our area. Muhammad's efforts were even featured on "CBS This Morning" (see above).
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Good news about the flu: Researchers at the University of Iowa say it might be possible to track flu outbreaks earlier than we think. In a new report, the authors tracked data from a smartphone app called Kinza that allows users to take their temperature, record their symptoms and keep track of other health-related information. Researchers say it can accurately track the spread of the flu several weeks ahead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which can help stop the spread sooner. More here: Science Daily
A High School teacher got a big surprise from his school before being deployed. David Young, who is a woodworking teacher at Wichita South High School, was so happy when he was given a homecoming pep rally by the school and students. During the rally the students and staff, along with David’s wife and two children, surprised him with a celebration and a standing ovation. David is scheduled to leave in a week for a year-long assignment in Kuwait. More here: Kansas.com
Thanks to the power of social media, a Chicago-area boy has been reunited with his stuffed animal. Matthew went on a trip with his family to the Grand Cayman Islands and brought his little buddy along with him. But on the way home the stuffed animal was lost. Matthew’s mother put out a plea in a Facebook mom’s group. She knew that one of her neighbors who was on her flight home and might be able to help. Luckily the neighbor was able to find the stuffed animal and return it to a more then happy Matthew. More here: cbslocal.com
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