NFL Team's Classy Move Makes Headlines

5 most uplifting stories of the week
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2014 5:10 AM CDT
NFL Team's Classy Move Makes Headlines
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still walks on the sidelines in a preseason game last month.   (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Some good news out of the NFL and some quick-thinking air travelers highlight the week's list of uplifting stories:

  • Bengals Re-Sign Player So He Can Pay for Kid's Cancer Treatment: After missing parts of minicamp with the Cincinnati Bengals in the offseason, Devon Still says he understands the team's decision to cut him from the squad last week. But in what Fox Sports calls "arguably their greatest move of the season," the team re-signed the defensive tackle to its practice squad to help him afford cancer treatments for his 4-year-old daughter.
  • Passengers Team Up to Save Heart Attack Victim: A man who suffered a heart attack on a plane survived thanks to some well-trained fellow passengers. His good luck was to have a doctor, a pharmacist, and a police officer on board.

  • Dog Saved From Euthanasia Helps Landslide Rescuers: In 2011, a worker from the nonprofit Peace Winds Japan scouting for rescue dogs at a Hiroshima animal welfare center came across 4-month-old Yumenosuke. The mixed-breed pup was set to be put down that day, but a backlog meant his number was never called. PWJ took him in, and the pooch has made his first recovery amid the rubble of Japan's recent landslides.
  • Family: Pit Bull Saves Boy From Bees: When Jesse-Cole Shaver and friends were playing in the Oregon woods, someone stepped on a rotten log—and bees zoomed out to attack. Jesse-Cole, 8, was stung some 24 times, and he couldn't make it up a steep hill to escape. Fortunately, family dog Hades swooped in, pulling him by the pants up the hill, say the boy and his mother.
  • 'Good Catch:' Paramedic Delivers Own Kid: Dan Lynch is a paramedic who had been through the births of his four kids, so when wife Elizabeth woke up with serious contractions and "skeptical" that Baby No. 5 would hold out for the ride to the hospital, "we gave it a shot" anyway, says Dan. "And obviously we didn’t make it." Instead, the couple from Evanston, Ill., ended up pulled over on the shoulder of the road as Mary Margaret Lynch put in a rapid appearance with dad giving an assist.
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