Oh my gosh two stories that will just touch your soul and give you all the feels….
This video of a sweet Veteran and his broken scooter and the money raised for him is so dang heartwarming and his reaction is priceless!!
The following story is absolutely incredible. The wish this child has is so selfless and beautiful….https://people.com/human-interest/13-year-old-boy-uses-his-make-a-wish-to-feed-the-homeless-for-a-year/
Instead of getting the latest video game system or meeting a celebrity, a 13-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness last year has used his Make-A-Wish opportunity to help the homeless in his community.
Adeola “Abraham” Olagbegi and his mother, Miriam, have a passion for taking care of the homeless around their neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi.
According to WLBT, the pair have a history of provided food to the needy every month, and they recently got added help from the Make-A-Wish foundation in Mississippi after he diagnosed with a rare disease, aplastic anemia, in 2020.
The condition causes the body to stop producing enough new blood cells, leaving patients fatigued and more prone to infection and uncontrolled bleeding, according to Mayo Clinic.
Abraham later underwent a successful bone marrow transplant and found out he qualified to have one of his dreams fulfilled through Make-A-Wish.
It didn’t take long for Abraham to think of the perfect choice, one that would continue the mission that was important to him and his mom.
“I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, ‘Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless,'” Miriam Olagbegi recalled to CBS News.
“I said, ‘Are you sure Abraham?” she added. “You could do a lot… You sure you don’t want a PlayStation?'”
With help from the foundation, Abraham fed about 80 people around Jackson in September.
“When the homeless people get the plate, some of them would come back and sing to us and thank us,” Abraham told the outlet. “And it just really feels good, it warms our hearts. And my parents always taught us that it’s a blessing to be a blessing.”
Not only that, but Make-A-Wish said they would help Abraham feed the homeless in Jackson every third Saturday until August 2022, ensuring that he can help even more people in need.
Abraham did receive a few gifts from Make-A-Wish, including a new laptop, ring light, and microphone to help him start a YouTube channel, WAPTreported.
He also plans to start a non-profit called “Abraham’s Table” to continue his mission.
“We’re just very excited to be able to continue on this endeavor. It’s just so rewarding,” Miriam told CBS News. “If I was out there on the streets, homeless, I would want somebody at some point to think of me and to do something special for me. So, that’s what I try to instill in my kids and we just try to pay it forward, by doing what we were raised to do.”