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On this episode of the Weekly Good, host Marysol Castro speaks with the two stars of the popular and heart-tugging Music Video "You Rescued Me" produced by OnlyGood TV. These two are linked by their love of dogs and their special effort to support Rescue Dogs.

First up is Scott Whyatt, co-founder of TracysDogs, who talks about the range of emotions his wife and co-founder, Tracy, is faced with as she goes through the Brownsville Texas Animal Shelters, over-run with too many dogs, many injured and unhealthy... and without homes… and facing sure euthanization. The painful process is on display in the recently released episode of their exclusive series, A Dog’s Journey Home, in which Tracy describes her emotional struggle during these shelter visits, knowing that those she does not take will be put down. Watch this powerful episode on OnlyGood TV’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/DJHE9V

In the second spot, Marysol speaks with the country singer Kris Jones, a dog lover as well, who sings in the beautiful music video about one of the dogs Tracy just rescued. His single, "You Rescued Me", tells the heartwarming story of Grace, a Yellow Lab, left all alone in the Brownsville shelter, and how her life was saved by a timely visit from Tracy and her TracysDogs team. Click to watch the full music video: http://bit.ly/YouRescuedMeShare

Watch these two exclusive OnlyGood TV videos and all of the other uplifting and inspirational content now on YouTube: http://bit.ly/OGTVYouTubeHome

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About Marysol

TV Personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro is a veteran host and newscaster on such series as The Early Show on CBS and Good Morning America! As part of the Positivity Movement, she stars in The Weekly Good on OGTV, where each week she uncovers and shares stories that highlight the good in the world! Spend every Friday with Marysol and get ready to laugh, fist pump, and maybe even jump for joy. It's Only Good.

Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV (formerly HooplaHa) believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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The Catch a Lift Fund (CAL) inspires veterans to get up and get moving again. CAL was founded in 2010, with the sole purpose of helping post-9/11 combat wounded veterans all over the U.S. recover both physically and mentally.

Uniquely, CAL's service to veterans centers on physical fitness: the program pays for gym memberships, in-home gym equipment, and personalized fitness, as well as nutrition plans and a peer-support network.

Do you ever wonder how veterans cope with life once they come home from combat? After being trained to be on high-alert 24/7, what's it like for them to integrate back into everyday society? It raises the question: our military members protect us, but who protects them?

Over the years HooplaHa has done many stories on organizations that help veterans when they return home, but the personal origin story and mission of the Catch A Lift Fund is among the most moving we've ever covered.

Catch A Lift vets are seeing and feeling results, including:

* dramatic weight loss,
* reduction in medications,
* improved sleep patterns, and
* strengthened relationships with family and friends.

To some people, working out the body might not seem equivalent to a therapy session focused on the mind, but CAL participants make clear how powerful its impact can be.

"For us, it's healing," says Sarah Rudder, Marine Corps Veteran, mother, and amputee. "They were able to provide me with the best therapy I've had in my life." To read more about Sarah Rudder, click here.

Eric and Michelle Sullivan found out at the 20 week ultrasound that their baby had many of the signs of Down Syndrome. A few weeks later the blood test confirmed it.

Despite several serious medical issues, their son Eli pulled through and began growing and putting on weight. Michelle, a photographer with a creative streak, started looking around for fun clothes for him, including those with awareness messages, but didn't find a style she liked. This was the seed that led her to create "Littlest Warrior Apparel."

As Eli became more social, Michelle noticed how attentive she needed to be in order to fight for Eli to be included in activities with other kids. She quickly became an advocate for parents with special needs kids and realized that she could leverage the influence of her company to help all kinds of families with kids with different abilities.

"In the beginning, when I started Littlest Warrior, I knew I wanted to be giving back in some sort of way". Starting from this core idea, Michele established a company policy that donates 10% of their profits each month to a family in need or a supporting foundation. A family with special needs kids have high expenses and this generous donation is making a difference in their lives.

Her wish that every kid with special needs be loved and included is embodied in the company tagline – “Spreading joy, awareness and inclusion.” Through her love and generosity, this wish is coming true not only for families she supports, but for her own family as well.

Eric and Michelle are also growing and thriving as parents of their special boy. "Eli, he's the cutest kid in the world. He is the light of our life and a joy to be around. We can't imagine life without him."

To learn more, visit them at: https://www.littlestwarrior.com/

Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV (formerly HooplaHa) believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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Netta Jenkins is the Director and Head of Diversity and Inclusion for IAC Applications. “IAC Applications is one of the largest technology companies in the world. The company consists of developers, designers, marketers and tech gurus that create products that simplify and enrich people’s lives." sys Forbes Magazine. "Jenkins’ role is to create an inclusive work space for everyone at the company steering away from segregated groups such as women in tech or people of color groups.”

Netta has devoted her career to inclusivity in all respects in the workplace, and this series will capture the importance of the kind of work she does. She will be the “Dr. Phil” of D&I in corporate America. These aren’t just people within her company--people from all over the country reach out to Netta for advice and guidance regularly via her blog. This series will showcase Netta’s ability to facilitate delicate situations in the workplace and ultimately provide people with solutions to create a happier, healthier work environment.

For episode 2, viewers start to learn all about Netta's job at IAC Applications. We meet her boss, Tim Allen (the CEO of IAC Applications) as he explains what Netta's job is. He summarizes his appreciation of her knowledge and value to the company in this way - "She knows what Diversity and Inclusion isn't, but she also knows what Diversity & Inclusion is."

We see Netta work on her ongoing company mentorship program, pairing up-and-coming talents with mentors to help promote Diversity and Inclusion within IAC. And we see her take a couple of meetings with people from outside IAC who have come to seek her advice as an expert in the field. Netta's non stop day is all about helping people and this first glimpse in will draw viewers into her world.

Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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In this series, A Dog's Journey Home, we'll meet the incomparable Tracy Whyatt who in 2011, decided to follow a passion of hers and help alleviate a huge problem. A lifelong dog lover, Tracy was horrified to discover that San Antonio had holding tanks for dogs to be euthanized. She took matters into her own hands and now Tracy and her husband Scott have committed themselves to these abandoned dogs by rehabilitating them and hand delivering them to their forever families. That’s how their non-profit, TracysDogs, was born.

In this episode, we will see for the first time, exactly what it is like at these Brownsville Texas Animal Shelters, over-run with too many dogs, many injured and unhealthy... and without homes.. and facing sure euthanization.

We will follow Tracy and Veterinarian Dr. Lori Curd through the painful process of choosing which dogs she will take back to her Rescue to rehabilitate for adoption...and which dogs...knowing that most she does not take, will be put down... she must leave behind. On this trip, she will pick 30-40 dogs to bring back to her rescue.

It's an emotional struggle for Tracy during these shelter visits. “I have to take in what people want to adopt. It’s a very hard day for me because if it were up to me, every single dog you see in this shelter would be in the back of my of my van whether it was a Pit Bull, a Chihuahua, a German Shepherd, a Shar-Pei... I love all of them.”

It’s a constant battle between her head (which dogs she can get adopted).... and her heart!

But at the end of Tracy’s day, there is joy in what she does. “When I pick that dog up from that kennel and put him in the back of that van, I know that that dog is headed for a better life, a happy life, a life they probably would not have if we didn’t come down here and do this work.”

To learn more about the dedicated TracysDogs team that tirelessly works to save the lives of thousands of dogs and find them proper homes across the country, visit them at: https://www.tracysdogs.com/

Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It’s a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

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New from OnlyGood.tv! Joshua Varozza is a bail bondsman by day and a male model by night, but he's not your typical male model. Joshua is a dudeoir (dude + boudoir) model; he mimics sexy poses in his underwear in order to promote inner beauty and masculine femininity, support awareness for wounded military members, and inspire others with his confidence! In Episode 1 of this new series, Josh introduces us to Sonya, a Sumo Wrestler and participant in extreme sports who is very proud of her look, her skills, and doing things her own way.

In this pilot episode of OGTV's new series, A Dog's Journey Home, we'll meet the incomparable Tracy Whyatt who in 2011 decided to follow a passion of hers and help alleviate a huge problem. A lifelong dog lover, Tracy was horrified to discover that San Antonio had a holding tank for dogs to be euthanized. She took matters into her own hands and now Tracy and her husband Scott have committed themselves to these abandoned dogs by rehabilitating them and hand delivering them to their forever families. That’s how their non-profit, TracysDogs, was born. Meet the dedicated TracysDogs team as they tirelessly work to save the lives of thousands of dogs and find them proper homes across the country.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Every week, Marysol Castro highlights the GOOD in the world. Today, Marysol shares the story of a doctor who also designs shoes for donation to charity. She then checks in with the TracysDogs team for the joyful arrival of rescued dogs to their new homes in Darien IL. In her interview, Marysol speaks with award-winning journalist Deanne Goodman who has a new OGTV series that shows parents and kids what it means to “grow up good.” Start your FREE TRIAL today!

New from OnlyGood.tv! Dogs4Diabetics (D4D) is a California based non-profit organization that researches, trains and places Medical Assistance Diabetic Alert Dogs with insulin-dependent diabetics to assist them in managing their insulin therapy. Their dogs are scent-trained to recognize the chemical changes in blood sugar in order to provide an alert prior to the onset of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), a debilitating condition that is a side-effect of insulin therapy. To help out and learn more about this amazing organization, visit www.D4DLiveBeyond.org!

New from OnlyGood.tv! Ashlee Muhammad was born blind in one eye. She spent much of her life being bullied for being “different” and yearned to fit in...until she finally realized she was born to stand out! Today, Ashlee is an emerging designer fusing fashion with social activism of self-love and empowerment for women through her signature brand, #BeEyeConic. She is the style curator for Harlem Haberdashery--a trendy boutique in NYC and co-hosts the #HappilyEverMuhammad podcast.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Every week, Marysol Castro highlights the GOOD in the world. Today, its fashion, fame and the perfect potato latkes. Marysol kicks off the holiday season with the story of how Ashlee Muhammad’s unique style is breaking through in NYC and how Caly Bevier’s music led to a DJ turn on Radio Disney. In her interview, watch Marysol hear the story and get a taste of Felicia Levinson’s Hanukkah family treat from her “Unwritten Recipes” food blog.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Red Bull’s magazine, The Red Bulletin, hosted a party to celebrate their inaugural "Heroes of the Year" issue. The Weekly Good's host, Marysol Castro, sat down with a few of the heroes that represent extraordinary stories and triumphs in 2018: ultra-marathon runner Dave Mackey, B-boy and philanthropist Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón, entrepreneur Lisa Wang, race car driver Mario Bonfante, and music manager and immigration activist Doris Muñoz.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Award-winning journalist Deanne Goodman has dedicated her career to creating content that inspires people to do good. In this new OGTV series Growing Up Good, Deanne speaks to her most impressionable audience yet—her 11-month-old daughter, Jade. Deanne will show parents and kids what it means to “grow up good,” and how it’s possible to raise children in a world where light trumps darkness. Today's episode is about "good neighbors", watch Deanne shine a light on positivity and kindness!

New from OnlyGood.tv!. Caly's stardom continues to grow as she's given the exciting opportunity to interview with Radio Disney and hosts! Get a behind the scenes look into the life of this up-and-coming artist in this new episode of "Caly On The Good". Exclusively on OnlyGood.tv!

New from OnlyGood.tv! Do you ever get annoyed when someone treats you like you can't do something you're completely capable of doing? Megan Bomgaars is a business owner, motivational speaker & reality TV star of the hit A&E show "Born This Way" who happens to be living with Down Syndrome. In her viral poem "Don't Limit Me", Megan shows the frustration she has with people who treat her differently because of her condition.

Watch as Megan attends the 22nd Annual "Buddy Walk" in Wakefield, MA, for Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Fall in love with Megan's personality and passion for this cause as she advocates for those who feel like their voices aren't heard.

New from OnlyGood.tv! TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol shares feel-good stories including the incredible app that is working towards ending hunger. She gives us a peek into the gorgeous wedding of Beauty Redefined’s dudeoir model/self-love advocate and chats with Connor Filkins, the founder of the Wallingford Work Camp volunteer youth group that handles construction and repair projects for those in need.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Sprouts Cooking Club is an organization that empowers youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds to eat and live sustainably by teaching them how to cook healthy meals. Sprouts' Chef-In-Training Program (CIT) is FREE and offers young adults from underserved communities the opportunity to participate in an apprenticeship under an executive chef from a local restaurant. Hear from the founder of Sprouts and two Chef-In-Training alumni and learn how the program has impacted their career and lives.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Connor Filkins' personal goal of making his hometown a better place led to the launch of the "Wallingford Work Camp". As a high school freshman, 23-year-old Connor went on a church youth group mission trip that changed his life. When he returned to Wallingford, he was inspired to continue the service in his own church and community. The 440-person volunteer youth group handles construction and repair projects for the elderly and those who can't afford to make the necessary improvements to their own homes.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Joshua Varozza is a bail bondsman by day and a male model by night, but he's not your typical male model. Joshua is a dudeoir (dude + boudoir) model; he mimics sexy poses in his underwear in order to promote inner beauty and masculine femininity, support awareness for wounded military members, and inspire others with his confidence! In this episode, Josh gets married to his "hot little blonde" photographer who shot his viral dudeoir photos! Watch Josh and Tami get hitched in this unforgettable country wedding and hear heartfelt accounts from each member of their new blended family.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Food Rescue US is a free app based organization that rescues unused food from supermarkets, restaurants, corporations and other entities that produce or serve food. Watch how volunteers use the Food Rescue US app to make sure this food gets to people in need.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Bailey Anne Vincent is a professional dancer who is using her fight with various chronic illnesses to prove to people that you can still live a full life with chronic disease or disability. Bailey is a mother to two girls, a wife, a disability and chronic health advocate, a body positive promoter, a social media and tech geek, a professional journalist and writer, and she's a deaf culture advocate. In this episode, Bailey endures yet another round of challenging surgeries with her loving husband John by her side and together they navigate and support each other through this trying experience.

New from OnlyGood.tv! Our new series, “Passions”, features people who are obsessive about their collections and the reactions from their family and friends. In this premiere episode, you’ll meet Laurence Sheinman, who will explain the backstory to his unique Looney Tunes collection!

New from OnlyGood.tv! TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! Today, Marysol Castro shares a clip from Episode 7 of “The Creation Of Us” where Aydian and Jenilee Dowling prepare for the arrival of their baby and their exciting life as a new family! Marysol also shows how the “Forget Me Not Farm” helps at-risk youth break the cycle of abuse and chats LIVE with Laurence Sheinman, who’s quirky obsession is featured in our new series, “Passions”!

New from OnlyGood.tv! TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol is joined by her mother Miriam Aponte to share some feel-good stories! The lovely mother-daughter duo co-host this week's episode and discuss the touching story of Luis Gonzalez, the high school student whose life was altered when he found his passion in art. They'll also tell us how the talented performers at The Classical Theatre of Harlem are improving their community.

New from OnlyGood.tv! In Episode 7 of the Creation of Us, Aydian and Jenilee make the rounds taking classes, gathering information, and visiting with the different people who are part of their birth support team as they begin the final weeks of preparation before the baby comes.

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