Watch a Daughter Surprise Her Deer–Loving Dying Mom With Visit from Bambi:
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Lisa McDonald and her sister had been caring for their mother in palliative care for some time, when they thought of a perfect way to bring a smile to her face. McDonald thought that since her mom loves Bambi, wears Bambi T-shirts, has Bambi statues, and thinks deer are the most beautiful animals, what better way to cheer her up than bringing a real-life Bambi into the care home? After McDonald came up with the idea, she and her sister found a nearby couple, Chris and Simone, that owned a mobile petting zoo near their home in Melbourne. They contacted them to see if they could come out with their deer fawn, which was coincidentally called Bambi and the petting zoo agreed. In response to this Lisa said “Mum deteriorated quickly today and Simone and Chris didn’t hesitate… they drove two and a half hours to bring Bambi to meet mum,” Lisa told the Daily Mail. “Out of pure love and kindness. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for my mum and my family.”
First Time Someone With Cut Spinal Cord is Able to Walk Freely, Thanks to New Swiss Technology:
After receiving a new medical implant that emits electrical signals into his spinal cord, Michel Roccati who was completely paralyzed in a motorcycle accident is now able to move with a walking aid. In various cases of paralysis, damage to the spinal column prevents signals from the brain from reaching the extremities, but like a Wi-Fi repeater, the implant carries the signals further down the body. The surgery to install the device is complex and requires fibers to be attached to individual nerve sections. It also contains powerful artificial intelligence software and emits signals like nervous system biology would. Controlled by software on a tablet, pre-set programs train the electrodes on the implant to command the trunk and legs to perform certain kinds of movements. It’s not a complete therapy yet, as the device is too complicated to be used in everyday settings, but the rehabilitations exercise the dormant leg muscles to improve health, mood and often restore little bits of movement capabilities. Professor Grégoire Courtine, who led the team that developed the technology, believes that if used in conjunction with stem cell regeneration, farther down the line it could bring patients back to something like normal life. It’s not a complete therapy yet, as the device is too complicated to be used in everyday settings, but the rehabilitations exercise the dormant leg muscles to improve health, mood and often restore little bits of movement capabilities.
The Average American Has Made 5 New Friends Through Video Gaming in the Past Year:
The average American has made five new online friendships through playing video games over the last 18 months, according to a new poll. The survey of 2,000 adults found that 39% has seen an increase in their online friend list since the pandemic began, with the average gamer becoming so close with their new pals that they’d invite four of them to their wedding. Commissioned by World of Warships and conducted by OnePoll, the survey also revealed that video games have helped six in 10 people learn more about the real world. Aside from friendships, the survey found that nearly half of gamers (46%) believe it is important that their “significant others’ play video games and 43% had dated someone they met through online gaming. Sixty-four percent of respondents said they cherished their video games because they helped them feel less lonely and connected them with other people. Just as many respondents said buying a new video game makes them feel like they’re allowing themselves to be happier. Most surprisingly, 75 percent of gamers have done some kind of real-world research on the games they play, and 57% consider themselves experts on the topics they research, thanks to video games.