Jonathan Pinkard has a new heart and a new family, all thanks to nurse Lori Wood. This autistic 27-year-old was living in a men’s shelter and in need of a heart transplant when he arrived at Georgia’s Piedmont Newnan Hospital late last year. Because Pinkard had no one to care for him post-surgery, he couldn’t join the transplant waiting list. After caring for Pinkard for two days, Wood made her patient a life-changing offer: If he wanted, she would become his legal guardian. Pinkard moved in with Wood in January and underwent heart surgery in August; he hopes to be well enough to resume his job as an office clerk soon. “All I can say is, ‘Thank you, Mama Lori,'” said Pinkard.
We can NEVER get too many stories of Kindness, tales of Compassion, or expressions of Peace. I wanted to end 2019 with a blast of GOOD NEWS with the hope that 2020 will ring in with LOVE.
“Be the CHANGE you want to SEE in the World.” ~Mahatma Gandhi