5 Great Things: Real-life superhero donates liver, helping federal employees

5 Great Things: Real-life superhero donates liver, helping federal employees

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - There’s no shortage of Great Things happening in the Mid-South this first full week of 2019.

Here are five of our favorites.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation flew 5-year-old Ta’liyah Baldwin of Memphis to Florida to live her dream for a day: swimming with the mermaids!

Two Mid-South College football legends were inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: Former Ole Miss All-American linebacker Patrick Willis, as well as Heisman Trophy runner-up and Arkansas Running Back Darren McFadden.

Memphian Jeremy Jones, who’s played superhero to thousands of children in Mid-south hospitals, donated 60 percent of his liver to a stranger in need of a transplant.

Chef Sean Gilliam is cooking and delivering meals to local government employees affected by the shutdown. A number of other Mid-South businesses are stepping up to help, as well.

Singer and songwriter Steven Tyler teamed up with Shelby County-based Youth Villages to create Janie’s Fund, named after his hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun,” to help abused and neglected girls. In February, Janie’s House will open in the Bluff City.

For more great things, visit the Good News tab on our website.

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