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Derrick Rose donates $1 Million to After School Matters

Published in Sports

Born and raised in Chicago, and now playing for the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose has always been an

active member of the Chicago community. Derrick Rose recently donated $1 Million to After School

Matters. After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens

innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized

Gallery programs.

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Rose said “To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the

difference in the world. So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s

teens.”


Have a great day and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

Family reunited 10 years after tsunami

Published in Random Good News

10 years after one of the most deadly tsunami’s that struck the Indian ocean, a family has been reunited. 

Septi Rangkuti and his wife Jamaliah thought they had lost their two children when the tsunami hit and the two kids were swept away by the rushing waters.  What they didn’t know was that a fisherman had rescued the brother and sister, but did not know how to locate their families.  Jannah, the daughter was adopted by a family, and the 7-yr old son at the time became an orphan boy who spent his nights on the streets. 

An uncle of the family spotted Jannah who 10 years later is now a 14 year old girl in a village nearby.  He thought the girl resembled her, and ended up confirming that it was indeed Jannah.  The family then went on the news trying to find their son, and a woman living 560 miles away recognized the photo and thought it could be this orphan boy who would sometimes sleep in her café.  She showed the boy a picture of the family and he explained “That’s mother!”.  The family would soon be reunited as one.

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours, 

Jeremy

Man with cerebral palsy completes IRONMAN triathlon

Published in Sports

Peder Mondrup became the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the IRONMAN Triathlon.  With the help of his twin brother Steen, they completed the triathlon in 15 hours and 32 minutes.  The brothers finished the race under the bright lights and the loudest crowd to any finisher.  The brother’s had a custom made bike which allowed Steen to go 112 miles with a wheelchair in tow; Steen also swam 2.4 miles while pulling Peder on a raft, and then ran 26.2 miles while pushing his brother’s wheelchair in front of him.  When it was all said and done, Peder said “for the first time I felt like the person I see myself as.”

 

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Jeremy

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