Weekly Good Newsletter - May 31, 2020


Archie Williams Heart Stopping performance on America's Got Talent!

Released after 37 years in prison for a crime he was innocent of, Archie Williams brings the America's Got Talent judges and audience to tears with a soulful rendition of Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

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This Hero is Getting PPE to Hospital Workers - Only Good Heroes (E2).

OnlyGood TV presents its brand new original series, Only Good Heroes, where you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a huge difference in communities across the country, sparking action that pulls people together to battle the impact from this pandemic..

In this episode, host Lucia Nazzaro talks with Rhonda Roland Shearer the founder of the Art Science Research Laboratory and the driving force behind "cutredtape4heroes.org", the grassroots campaign that is meeting a critical need by supplying healthcare workers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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This Farm Gives Animals a Second Chance!

'Don't Forget Us, Pet Us!' is a non profit that strives to create second chances for animals that otherwise would not have one. These adorable animals get a better life that truly counts.

Watch how Spartacus, a baby goat, meets a very special friend, a baby Emu named Tumbleweed. This is truly one of the most unique love stories we have ever seen!

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Amputee USMC Veteran & Model Creates Her Own Lane.

Marine Kirstie Ennis grew up with military parents and always knew she would join the Marine Corps and it was no surprise when she did at 17. She became a Helicopter Door Gunner, "...the most bad to the bone job in the Marine Corps you can possibly have."

While she was serving in Afghanistan, a mission to transport fellow Marines and supplies became a life-changer. Kirstie's copter crashed and she suffered multiple injuries, including the loss of her leg

Watch how this determined woman has overcome her injury, regained her confidence, and become a role model for others who also face difficult circumstances.

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Artist "Banksy" Dedicates Latest Work to the Real Heroes.

Our #FeelGoodPhoto of the Week is from legendary street artist Banksy who paid tribute to healthcare workers with this gift to a UK hospital.

It's a beautiful tribute to the NHS workers that are helping those in their time of need across the UK. Now on display at the hospital for patients and workers, it's certainly a morale boost at a time when the UK's healthcare system is seeing its limits tested. The piece will remain on view until the fall, and then will be auctioned off to benefit the NHS.

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Players of an 80+ Women's Basketball Team, The "San Diego Splash", Can't Wait to Hit the Court Again!

For members of the Splash in San Diego's Senior Women's 3-on-3 Basketball Association – a team whose youngest player is 82 years old – the time they spend on the court is much more than a hobby. These ladies are raising money to help send promising student-athletes to sports camps, giving young girls opportunities the Splash teammates didn't have growing up.

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Charlize Theron Donates $1 Million Dollars Towards Domestic Violence Prevention During The Quarantine!

This week's honor for "Celebs Doing Good" goes to Academy Award winning actor Charlize Theron. Learn more about how her Together For Her initiative is supporting those who are sheltering in place in a home that may not be safe.

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Cut Red Tape 4 Heroes - OnlyGood TV's Charity of the Week.

Come to the rescue of our heroes! The more money we raise, the more supplies we can provide. We need caring people to step up so we can continue going to hospitals, help healthcare workers in need, and later expand to nursing homes.

Support their efforts by donating to: cutredtape4heroes


We'll see you next week. Till then, OGTV hopes your week is Only Good!

NYC's One Tough Cookie Gets Creative with Confections!

Seven years ago, Gail Dosik left her job and followed her sweet tooth. She attended The French Culinary Institute in New York, NY, and received her grand diplôme in Pastry Arts.

"It was the best thing I ever did for myself," Gail explained. "I was immersed in doing every single day what I love to do which is working with flour, butter and sugar and creating delicious food."

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Smart Yoga Mat Promotes Growth And Learning For Kids With Special Needs

** OGTV shares this story for National Disability Week to show that with a little imagination and hard work, doors can be opened for those with special needs. **

Elizabeth Goranson is the owner and founder of Stretch What Matters, an organization which instructs yoga to children with special needs. She practiced yoga on her own, but never thought to bring it into her classroom. Her daughter Grace, who was born with special needs, gave her the idea to start Stretch What Matters.

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Art Classes Offer "Transformative" Experience To People Living With Mental Illness

** We share this story on National Special Education Day to inspire those who seek ways to heal the wounds that can't be seen. **

PeaceLove Studios is "in the peace-of-mind business," according to co-founder Jeff Sparr. A nice, simple mission statement, to be sure. But there's nothing simple about the problems that PeaceLove is trying to solve, and that's what makes the organization so important and powerful.

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Hurt Dog Inspires Hollywood Film ‘Miracle Marshall’

Marshall was abandoned, abused and starving. He was among 60 other dogs living on a property without food, water and shelter.

During the time of his rescue by Animal Planet's Confessions, he had a badly broken front leg, bite marks all over his body and a tennis ball sized hole in the side of his face. The Humane Society of Missouri came to the dogs rescue, however Marshall's injuries were so serious they required surgery before he could be put up for adoption. On the operating table, Marshall passed away...but was resuscitated and the medical team was able to repair his face and amputate his infected leg.

Today, Marshall lives in his forever home with owner Cyndi Willenbrock. "He has been my greatest teacher, and my greatest blessing," Cyndi noted.

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Series - Beauty Redefined

Dudeoir and Drag Queens On Ice! An Event for Fun and Charity (Beauty Redefined E3)

** On World Aids Day, we share this story about an Aids fundraising event that celebrates people being comfortable in their own skin. **

Drag Queens on Ice is celebrating their 8th Annual event, fundraising for local Sacramento, California charities, and showing how dressing in drag draws off of what beauty is and allows each individual to create their own persona, their own version of being beautiful.

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How This Mom Turns Tragedy Into A Lifesaving Mission

** On our National Day Of Giving, here's a story about a woman's loss and how she turned it into an opportunity to help others. **

November 9th, 2002 changed Heidi Johnson's life forever. After a tragic accident that killed her mother and left her father hospitalized for weeks, Heidi realized she had a greater calling. "You don't just wake up one day and start a non-profit. Something happens... there's a moment. I became intrigued by that moment and who these people were."

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Why Shopping Makes You Feel Good - You Should Know with Lucia Nazzaro

** Here's a short video on why shopping makes you happy to get you amped for Cyber Monday **

This just in! Retail therapy actually works! We love to give you tips and tricks to make sure you are the happiest & healthiest you can be. So here is one more, and it just may be our favorite.

In this brand new episode of You Should Know, Lucia explains how shopping really can improve your well being. Even if you don't buy anything, the positive effects are still there. So tell your spouse you don't necessarily have to spend money... even though it's more fun that way :)

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Caring Couture Makes Scarves By Employing Adults With Down Syndrome

** To highlight "Small Business Friday" here is a story about a small organization that opens its doors to people of all abilities. **

This is the ultimate story of a mothers love for her child. Boynton Beach, FL mom, Laurie Ruehlman wanted to spend more quality time with her daughter, Payton, who has Down Syndrome.

"I felt Payton was given to me for a reason," her Mom explained. "It was something bigger than just being her Mom."

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