An Amazing Photo: 5 Great Things This Week

Including an unusual sibling reunion
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2015 5:19 AM CDT
This photo depicting both the struggle and joy of IVF has gone viral.   (Facebook/Sher Institutes)

(Newser) – Here are some of our favorites good-news stories from the week:

  • Photo of Baby in Syringe Heart Goes Viral: A photo that depicts the struggle, pain, and (hopefully) eventual joy of IVF has gone viral. The image shows a baby girl lying on a white backdrop, in the middle of a heart made out of syringes and vials—just some of the implements that helped her mom conceive her during a year and a half of IVF treatments.
  • Biological Sisters Separated as Embryos Reunite: After Alison and Tom Benassi got pregnant via IVF, ultimately having their now 10-year-old daughter Jamie, they gave their unused embryos up for adoption. David and Rhonda Joseph adopted one and had their now 9-year-old daughter, Piper. This month, the two little girls met, and the bond was instant.

  • Newlyweds Add an Odd Tradition to Wedding: You've heard of first dances at the wedding reception. But first lightsaber duels? For these two newlyweds, it was the perfect choice.
  • Woman, Grandson Survive 5 Hours in SC Floods: Clara Gantt of South Carolina was heading to church in the pouring rain when a hidden sheet of floodwater swept her car into the current. She thought she was done for, but she and her grandson were able to cling to a giant red cross outside the car for five hours until rescuers arrived.
  • A Very Lost Wedding Ring Is Recovered: When Rosa Pineda lost her wedding ring in the Pacific Ocean, she cried and figured it was long gone—until a metal detector expert spent 19 days in thigh-deep water until he got a signal. He's got a sweet reason of his own to go on such hunts, involving his late wife.
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