087 VVA – Feel Good News

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. Lowe’s employees help fix Michael Sulsona’s wheelchair while he looks on.(Photo: Courtesy of Michael Sulsona via NBC)

This episode features three feel good stories about Vietnam Vets. The first story by Jeffrey Donovan, a TODAY contributor is about some Lowe’s employees at a store on Staten Island who helped repair a Vietnam Vet’s wheel chair. The Vet Michael Sulsona had been trying for years to get a new chair from the VA to replace his old one that was falling apart. Once the news got out about the act of kindness performed by the Lowes people the VA immediately and miraculously presented Michael with a new chair.

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Tom Humphries and Bruce Holt raising money for the Cowra Hospital Oncology Unit.

The next feel good story is about some Vietnam Veterans raising money for an oncology clinic at the local hospital. This act of kindness is happening in the little town of Cowra. It is located in New South Wales, Australia a few miles west of Syndey. If you are in the vicinity, go by and buy a few tickets. The prizes are delicious Australian meat.

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The third feel good story is about an event honoring Vietnam Veterans in Marineland, Florida. An organization called GratitudeAmerica is conducting its second annual event to honor veterans. There will be kayaking, equine therapy, massage, tai chi and a trip to Marineland, the attraction, said John November, Gratitude America’s executive director.

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