Lucy Giles said she owes her life to a rescue dog who sensed her breast cancer and wouldn’t keep its nose out of her right armpit. Her dog, named Brody, one day began sniffing and nuzzling at her right armpit. Lucy Giles thought her beloved Brody was initially just craving some attention, but eventually examined herself in the spot and felt a lump. When she went to get the growth checked out, doctors found that it was cancerous. Giles underwent six rounds of chemotherapy followed by a lumpectomy and radiotherapy afterward. Lucy has a brilliant support network of family and friends who take her to appointments and help by “just being there”, along with Brody of course.
Jedi Student Sneaks Lightsabers Into Graduation and Challenges Principal to Battle:
A student smuggled lightsabers into his graduation ceremony and challenged his principal to a fun impromptu duel on stage. Star Wars fanatic Hunter Wark-Pantoja had an elaborate plan to combine his favorite film with one of the most important moments of his life. The 18-year-old walked to the stage and after receiving his high school diploma he pulled two lightsabers from under his gown and challenged Todd Clerkson to a battle. Although Hunter’s request beforehand to bring a lightsaber was met with a “maybe” by the principal, he took it as a yes. He wanted to surprise the entire audience of the Heritage Woods Secondary School ceremony including the principal and make it an epic moment to remember. Mr. Clerkson said he was completely surprised but jumped straight into battle mode. when Hunter struck his Jedi pose. Hunter recounted the spectacle and said “The whole crowd was screaming and applauding. It couldn’t have been a better way to graduate.”
8-Year-old Girl Gets to Chat with Orbiting Astronaut Using Dad’s Ham Radio:
Pictured here are Isabella and her father Matthew having fun with one another on a call with astronaut Kjell Lindgreen
Some old tech was able to make a new connection for a little English girl who got to speak with an orbiting astronaut after her dad hailed him on a Ham radio. It was August 2nd when Isabella Payne had just settled down for her “beauty sleep.” But her father, Matthew, knew that since they shared a passion for space and radio communications, a brief opportunity to hail American astronaut Kjell Lindgren was not to be missed. Aboard the International Space Station, a Ham radio station is maintained so that astronauts can occasionally talk with people on the ground, usually schools, through classic radio communications. Such exchanges are typically brief, with operators giving over their radio’s unique callsign, a name and location, a thank you and a goodbye. However, when Lindgren who just happened to be passing over Kent that night heard Isabella’s name and age, his voice changed from routine to joyful. “I was elated when I heard his voice,” Isabella told CNN. “I thought it was a dream.” Isabella shares in her father’s passion of space and radio and wants to become a communications specialist with a space agency so she can replicate her exchange with Lindgren as many times as she’d like.