Tell Me Something Good 3/21/21

Tell Me Something Good logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul and Word Clouds.

The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.

This week our something good is a happy update from a couple years ago.

You may recall the TMSG post about Damien, the 13 year-old boy who couldn’t get a kidney transplant because he was homeless and the math teacher who took him in, vowing to adopt and be the one grown-up who didn’t let Damien down.

Damien has a disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis which resulted in him needing to be on dialysis 12 hours a day. He was also in the foster care system. What he really needed was a kidney transplant but couldn’t because he didn’t have a stable home to return to after surgery.

At 13, Damien ended up being placed in the hospital because there were no foster families able or willing to meet his medical needs. And he couldn’t leave the hospital to go to school.

When he told Finn Lanning, his math teacher, about his situation, Finn tried to keep his extremely bright student on track with homework by visiting him in the hospital but knew that wasn’t the answer Damien needed.

The happily confirmed bachelor offered to take Damien in, complete the six to eight month foster care certification, and eventually adopt Damien. Damien was thrilled albeit a little incredulous about going to live with his math teacher, even if Mr. Lanning was his favorite teacher. And Damien wasn’t quite ready to really believe it would actually work out – he’d been let down too many times before.

But now almost two years have passed and Damien has been adopted and got his kidney transplant. He is happy and healthy and the fairy tale ending that seemed impossible two years ago has come true. Damien told On The Road‘s Steve Hartman, “To be accepted feels like a dream come true.”

Happy endings are definitely something good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!

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