Good news: May 7, 2020

Posted at 8:16 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 21:16:23-04

Amid the pandemic, there are still good things happening across the country.

He wasn't expected to survive COVID 19. But Arvin McCray, a Wisconsin veteran who spent 50 days in a Milwaukee VA hospital, beat the virus.

McCray spent 18 days on a ventilator and actually turned 50 while he was hospitalized. he says if it weren't for his sister bringing him to the VA, he doesn't think he would have made it.

Misty Copeland, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, is leading 31 ballerinas from a dozen countries worldwide in an online performance of "Dying Swan" to help raise money for dancers out of work due to the pandemic.

Copeland says "Swans for Relief" is not only an opportunity to bring the dance world together, but to help dancers who might have a hard time finding work with a company.

Fenway Park may be empty, but that isn't stopping the Boston Red Sox from paying tribute to nurses on the front lines of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The grounds crew could be seen adding a new message to the outfield, Socks Heart Nurses. The socks were of course appropriately distanced. the message coincides with National Nurses Week.

Street artist Banksy is not only paying tribute to Britain's National Health Service, a new piece of art he left at University Hospital Southampton will eventually be auctioned off for NHS charities.

In the piece, a young boy picks a nurse as his superhero toy of choice over Batman and Spiderman. The BBC says the painting was left with a note reading "thanks for all you're doing. i hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if its only black and white."

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