Josh Goldenberg is spreading braille labels across his hometown.

The Week in Uppers

While deadly storms loomed large, there were also heroic children and miracle dogs

Peter Finocchiaro
May 1, 2011 7:02PM (UTC)

Much of the news that dominates headlines and telecasts in a given week is bound to get you down. But here are a collection of stories guaranteed to make you smile.
  • Josh Goldenberg, a six-year-old born blind, is on a mission to post braille labels all throughout his hometown, starting with Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. (NBC News)

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  • Eleven-year-old Kenzie Chavino has spearheaded an effort to deliver 70,000 handmade messages to the elderly in order to raise awareness of senior hunger issues. (Huffington Post
  • A baby gorilla debuted this week at the the Twycross Zoo in the United Kingdom. (Rueters)

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $20 million to developing digital education platforms. (AP
  • A federal appellate court ruled Friday that taxpayer dollars can be used toward embryonic stem cell research, a move widely praised by the scientific community. (Boston Globe
  • Two Golden Retrievers in Oregon miraculously survived a nearly 200-foot fall down a cliff at the edge of the Clackamas river. (AP)
  • Researchers have discovered that a $50 drug -- used for treating a degenerative eye disorder that impacts 250,000 Americans -- is just as effective as a similar treatment 200 times more expensive. (AP
  • Of course, no weekly recap would be complete without the requisite Royal Wedding reference. So, for your viewing pleasure, a Westminster verger doing a cartwheel. (CNN

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