Tag Archives: special needs

Heroes.

8 Jun

Today, two men are being heroes to the discarded.

He could be sitting in an office today. But he's making kids smile instead.

In Texas, Brad Rock is teaching kids in foster care and kids with special needs how to waterski and wakeboard at a wonderful camp called Skiin’ with the Galilean.

He may think he's a nerd. But he's really Superman.

In Uganda, working with Arise Africa, Ryan Nowakowski has just configured an orphanage in Bukaleba for wireless internet access.

Yeah, heroes don’t have to wear capes in order to change the world.

Know people who are changing the world? We’d love to meet them!

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Little is Much – Victoria

19 Mar

I love little fighters. You know the ones – the kids that seem to defy the odds every day. The children that keep saying, “I will not let my circumstances define me.” There are so many of them here in Guatemala. I remember years ago meeting a bright-eyed teen named Cecilia. She had literally grown up in government orphanages. But she was a tenacious girl, and she saw a life bigger than her cinder block and razor wire walls. It was that spirit that allowed her to live in a transition home with several other young women. I asked her what she wanted to do with her life, and she was resolute in her answer. “I want to be an attorney. I want to make a change in my country.” Continue reading