It's a mean old world we live in sometimes. And it seems that, like my grandma used to say "The bad news takes the super highway and the good news takes the dirt road." But I like to believe that there's still good things happening and good people making them happen. Today I read about a young woman and her struggle with bone cancer when she was ten years old. She noticed a pain in her left leg one spring right after completing the requirements for a black belt in Taekwondo with her Dad. So they thought nothing of it until summer and shorts when a knot as big as an egg was clearly visible above her left knee. The diagnosis was osteosarcoma and that's how she ended up at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis Tennessee. To allow for Hayley’s continued growth through childhood, while at the same time eliminating the need for multiple surgeries, the surgeon implanted what was then a new type of temporary prosthesis that doctors could expand remotely. What followed was months of painful therapy but she pushed through in order to walk without crutches. Then, as a young 20 something Hayley decided to work at the same hospital which saved her life. She studied hard and became a Physician Assistant while learning to speak Spanish. She works with leukemia and lymphoma patients and thinks she has the best job in the world. Then recently she received an email from Jared Isaacman, a 38-year-old billionaire who asked her if she wanted to be a part of the SpaceX fundraising mission planned later this year. And just like that, Hayley figuratively climbed aboard for a historic mission called Inspiration4. She’ll be part of the world’s first all-civilian space crew as it blasts into orbit later this year on an endeavor to raise money — an astronomical sum, in the truest sense — and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the place that saved her from pediatric cancer and where she later found her dream job as a physician assistant. Pretty cool...and note the NASA shirt!