November 23, 2013 6:01 a.m.
Cheers: The media often is criticized for sharing only bad news, but we beg to differ with that premise. Take the story of 36-year-old Chris Cash of Vancouver. Cash, who has cerebral palsy, recently had his power wheelchair stolen from his garage. He originally paid $18,500 for the chair, but it had been out of commission for a couple months while he saved up to purchase a new battery. OK, that's all bad news; we're getting to the good part.After media reports put a spotlight on Cash's dilemma, he was flooded with offers from people looking to donate a motorized wheelchair. He accepted an offer from a Woodland woman, who had a chair that was the right size and fit his needs. "I am so blessed," Cash told The Columbian. "Now I can do my job without getting really tired." The world, believe it or not, is full of good people who are willing to help others. And it's always enjoyable to hear their stories.