This week: Good news to share

UNDATED (KTHV) -- From a woman creating bald Barbies for cancer patients to the kindness of strangers caught on camera, there are plenty of positive stories from the past week that are definitely on the 'brighter side'.

Teen uses voice computer to sing national anthem

14-year-old Mateo Moreno performed the anthem during Monday's varsity girls basketball game at Avon High School in Avon, Ohio.

Moreno was born with apraxia and dysarthria, neurological conditions that affect his speaking ability. Since he was four years old, he's used a computer device to communicate.

He's a pro at the anthem, having performed it twice at baseball games.

This time he was a bit nervous, though. He's never sung at a girl's game before.

Captured on camera: The kindness of strangers

When an 11-year-old boy sat at a bus stop without a jacket in Oslo, Norway, hidden cameras captured a series of very special moments.

The experiment was filmed by the Norwegian branch of the SOS Children's Villages International charity as part of a campaign to provide warm clothing for displaced children in Syria.

In the video, the majority of bystanders offer their coats or gloves to the boy.

"People should care as much about children in Syria as they care about this boy," said Synne Rønning, the information head of SOS Children's Villages Norway. She also noted that the child was a volunteer who was never in any danger during the filming.

Bald barbie comforts cancer patients

Valerie Paul's best friend was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. When the friend lost her hair, she told valerie: "I'm so ugly." That's when Paul came up with an idea.

She created bald barbies to give other cancer patients hope and comfort. She works with several hospitals and organizations in florida. They've given more than 300 barbies away for free.

Now, they are working on bald rag-dolls for children, diagnosed with cancer.


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