☀ Defying Limits To Driving

AND Cat Returns Home Safely

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Tuesday:

  • Tech marvels make driving dreams a reality for quadruple amputee

  • A university celebrates a historic national gymnastics title

  • Pixie the wanderlust cat returns home safely


Back in '93, Jessica faced a tough battle with meningococcal, leading to the loss of her limbs at just two years old.

Despite the setback, she never lost her drive.

But let's be real, without arms and legs, traditional driving seemed like a distant fantasy.

Cut to today, and Jessica is revving up for her driving lessons in a car that's been souped up with some serious tech wizardry.

And her first lesson?

Let's just say her heart wasn't the only thing racing!

And getting here wasn't a Sunday drive.

It took some serious hustle to navigate the maze of approvals and funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Now, Jessica's not just looking forward to getting her license; she's ready to hit the road and leave her house-bound days in the rearview mirror.

Tamlyn Macdonald, Jessica's support worker, might joke that she's out of a job once Jessica's a licensed driver. But, she's bursting with pride to see her client spread her wings.

Mikayla Kongram, occupational therapist and driving instructor, is witnessing firsthand how technology is putting more people with disabilities in the driver's seat.

With the right modifications and a sprinkle of tech magic, the road is wide open for more folks to embrace their independence.

So here's to Jessica, Tamlyn, Mikayla, and everyone else out there defying the odds and hitting the road with a big ol' grin.

🐑 A heroic farmer dives into storm drain to save stranded lambs

🍪 Girl Scouts’ cookie sales fund lost dog reunions

🎨 Notre Dame paintings reemerge in new exhibition

🏥 Valley hospital’s new era begins in Paramus with state-of-the-art facility 

🌟 A man in Ireland gives strangers a star moment

🤸‍♂️ Morgan Price vaults into history as first HBCU Collegiate gymnastics champion

Pixie is an adventurous 15-year-old wondercat from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Oh no, she's a street-smart explorer who's made the Applegreen Garage her second home sweet home.

But Pixie's escapades took a surprising turn when she was mistaken for a homeless kitty and whisked away from her favorite spot.

Owner Bex Hunt launched a search operation. Bex Hunt shared posters and a Facebook page dedicated to Pixie's adventures.

Thankfully, Thames Valley Police stepped in, tracked Pixie down, and reunited her with Bex.

Now, Pixie's back to her usual antics, charming visitors at the garage.

Thames Valley Police confirmed Pixie's safe return, closing the case with a purr-fect resolution.

Psssst….Swifties, save the date for April 19th!

Taylor Swift’s new album, "The Tortured Poets Department," promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, just like all her previous chart-toppers.

With her signature storytelling and catchy tunes, Taylor's latest creation is bound to have us hitting repeat all day long.

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