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Fundraising ‘Joyride’ Puts A Positive Spin On Recent Tragic Event

OnlyGood TV embraces diversity and supports dignity, equal rights and self-affirmation! We are celebrating PRIDE Month by sharing inspiring stories that feature our LGBTQIA+ community. (Today marks the third anniversary of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting.)

After a tragedy, love, support and togetherness are needed most. Adam Keller and Jared Marinelli, best known around the world for their 'viral flash mob wedding proposal video', were deeply affected by the 2016 Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando. The couple knew they wanted to do something to give back to all those affected.

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Celebrating Inspiring People on National Cancer Survivors Day

OnlyGood TV is joining in the Celebration of Life that is National Cancer Survivor Day by honoring those who have survived and supporting those recently diagnosed. The inspiring stories that we share below are reminders that there is life after a cancer diagnosis that can be fruitful and rewarding. Here are just two stories about cancer survivors:

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Beating Breast Cancer on The Runway

#Cancerland was started by Champagne Joy, a fearless survivor of Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer, who desperately wished to change the world and create awareness for metastatic cancer survivors. Her goal was to have survivors walk the runway at Fashion Week in NYC and in 2017, she made it happen! Sixteen metastatic breast cancer models all wore AnaOno lingerie and lounge-wear designed specifically for women who have had mastectomies, breast reconstruction or breast surgery following a cancer diagnosis. Sadly, Champagne Joy passed away shortly after the 2017 Runway Show.

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Young Hero is More Than Just A Cancer Survivor

Julia Katharine Alexander is a one-of-a-kind little girl, who is rarely seen without a super bright smile on her face. She's just so full of joy, love, and compassion for others. Everyone who knows her can recall something profound, inspirational, or just plain funny that Julia's shared with them. At home, they are known as "Julia-isms." Regardless of your encounter with this sweet girl, you leave feeling a little warmer and happier inside.

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6 Things Nurses REALLY want you to know

Have you ever looked at the face of a nurse? They have many; they have a proud face on when they help a patient take their first steps post-op, or when their patients master their first flight of stairs after not wanting to getting out of bed that morning.
Nurses also have a face they desperately try to hide... the face for a patient that is in hospice care, the face they use to console a family, their panicked look when they see a patient's fever spike or oxygen saturation take a dramatic dip. Nurses are often the ones that will your hold your hand; they do everything in their power to make sure you're feeling better.
On May 6th, we celebrate the daily life-savers in the medical field: nurses. In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. Here are a couple of things you REALLY need to know about them.

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Caly On the Good (E7) - Cancer Survivor’s Song and Story Teaches Doctors

We have followed Caly's story from her hospital room, to her moment on Americas's Got Talent, and most recently on her travels to Los Angeles to record and promote her single, "Head Held High". In this episode of Caly On The Good, the young singer will be introduced to a very different type of audience, unlike any she has met before.

This stop of Caly's travels lands her in Boston, Massachusetts, where she will attend the DPharm Conference. This an annual gathering of doctors who have come to listen to cancer patients tell the stories of their hospital experiences and treatment so that they can understand the patient's perspective and become better at providing care.

Joining Caly for this event is her manager for the last two years, Chris Maltese. Although they talk all the time, Chris appreciates the opportunity to spend some one on one time with her. "It's good for me to see her at these events where she is speaking and performing," he remarks. "It gives me a chance to understand where she is in her development."

As part of her appearance at DPharm, Caly is interviewed by Executive Director Valerie Bowling, who is thrilled that Caly agreed to participate. "I was doing research on who would be a great patient advocate with an unusual story," she recalled. "Here I find this young woman, only recently recovered from cancer, who had performed on a national stage, with a beautiful voice…. and I thought, who could be better!"

A key part of the conference are the segments that are part of the "Ask The Patient Program" where the doctors in attendance can meet and listen to patients who have been through clinical trials and want to share what their experiences have been like. Caly's segment with Valerie not only includes her treatment and recovery story, but she also shares her deep, heartfelt feelings about what drives her music and how much she values the opportunities she has now has that seemed so unreachable when she was hooked to machines in a hospital bed just a few years ago.

Watch how Caly emotionally connects to this unique audience with a special rendition of "Head Held High", and inspires them to continue their important work.

To learn more about Caly, follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/calybev/

Learn more about DPharm at: https://theconferenceforum.org/conferences/disruptive-innovations-us/overview/

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It's a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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The Final Show - Can Bailey Make It Through? (Barely Breathing Ballerina E6)

It's finally here! Show Day! Bailey and Company 360 have been rehearsing for this moment for months and the pressure is on. Bailey is still weak and has another upcoming surgery, and worries whether she is capable of preparing her company and crew for the show and then giving the audience an effort that is up to her own personal standards.

In this episode of Bailey Breathing Ballerina, Bailey faces a critical moment in her recovery. "Tonight's performance is really important to me," Bailey shares. "I think, though I don't admit it, approaching every show there is a very huge part of myself that doubts that I will physically get there."

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Dancer Overcomes Shattered Leg and Dreams To Become A Foodie – The Skinny Pig

Dara Pollak still moves gracefully, like the dancer she was before her left leg was shattered when she was hit by a car. Then 17, bedridden in the hospital, she was told she would never walk, much less dance again. Dreams crushed, future uncertain…what would she do now?

Dara spent over a month in the hospital, laid up in a bed, watching hours of endless television, depressed and heartbroken. The accident effectively ruined any chance she had of becoming a dancer but Dara soon discovered a new passion – The Food Network. She loved watching the cooking shows and learning recipes. It relaxed her and gave her a sense of peace.

Ultimately, Dara turned this tragic accident into a completely new career – she started The Skinny Pig, her own food blog where she shares recipes, cooking tips and restaurant reviews. Dara followed up the blog, one of the first in the food space, with the launch of an Instagram account, @SkinnyPigNYC, which has grown to over 90,000 fans who follow her on travels to eateries large and small, near and far, and from dawn until…well… dawn. Her tastes range from her own Super Bowl party recipe faves (wings, dips, and chili) to reviews of meals at restaurants from Brooklyn to Bali.

Childhood friend, Andrew Zarian, is excited about what Dara has achieved in this extremely competitive area of social media. "It's amazing to see someone grow it organically, on their own, with minimal help. It shows you what great content, great writing, and a great personality can do."

Overcoming many hurdles to change her life so dramatically has allowed Dara to step back and appreciate where she is. "I feel like it gives me a new look on life now," she explains. "I feel like people need to be a little more grateful for being here every day."

Wondering where the name "Skinny Pig" came from? Discover her little secret and lots more about Dara in this inspiring story.

Lear more about Dara at: http://www.theskinnypignyc.com/

Follow her on Instagram at: @SkinnyPigNYC

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Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It's a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

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