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Good News, Acadiana - April 17, 2020

Posted at 7:16 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 20:16:06-04

While the pandemic is ongoing, there is still some good news stories out there.

Volunteers in one central Florida community are picking farm produce from left-over crops to donate to food banks. The practice is called gleaning, a biblical term to collect what farmers won't sell after harvest, and donate it to the needy. Volunteers collected cucumbers and cabbage - while abiding by social distancing orders.

Two mothers now get to meet their newborn babies for the first time after recovering from the Coronavirus. In Bay Shore, New York, Yanira Soriano had an emergency C-section on April 2 while in a medically-induced coma for COVID-19. She just met her son Walter for the first time Wednesday. And in Vancouver, Washington, respiratory therapist Angela Primachenko was able to hold baby Ava for the first time Wednesday after delivering her 15 days ago while in a coma.

She's known as Britain's oldest known survivor of COVID-19. Birmingham City Hospital staff cheered as 106 year-old Connie Titchen was released after three weeks of care. Titchen, who's lived through two world wars, says she feels lucky to survive the Coronavirus and is looking forward to seeing her grandkids.

There've been cheers and parades for hospital staff on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic, but some first responders in Washington state wanted to make sure grocery store employees are getting recognition.

Clark County firefighters and paramedics drove by a Meyer with lights and sirens as a way to say thanks to the grocery store workers risking their lives to make sure people are getting food and toilet paper.

And that's a look at some of the good news stories happening amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

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