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Boy Grows Hair To Give To Girls With Cancer

10-year-old Thomas Moore heard about a 5-year-old girl who had lost her hair due to chemotherapy and on his own decided to grow his hair long to give to the girl.  His hair had to be continually cornrowed to keep it neat, and after two years it was ready to be cut.  Sadly, the little girl who had inspired him to do his good deed had passed away, however his hair was enough to make three wigs for children with cancer.  Thomas was nervous getting it cut, wondering what he would look like, but was proud of himself afterwards and thrilled by the joy he had brought to three ill children.  Retired NBA player Derek Anderson's foundation bestowed an Acts of Kindness award on Thomas

 

 

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Marty

Troop 6000 Learning To Become Role Models and Future Leaders

The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Almost two million girls belong to this stellar organization, and among these are 20 very special young woman comprising Troop 6000.  Troop 6000 is the first in New York City designated solely for homeless girls.  These girls are learning to become role models and future leaders of their community and perhaps someday of the world!  In interviews, the girls of Troop 6000 talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up with answers ranging from fashion designer to pediatrician, from basketball player to engineer.  Silkia, a 9-year-old, said: “I’m going to get mad money and help the homeless!”

14-year-old Hailey is the oldest girl in the troop.  As she puts it: “We’re starting a chain reaction ...  There will be more Girl Scout troops who live in shelters!”  In New York City, children make up nearly 40 percent of the roughly 60,000 people in the city’s primary shelter system, so there are lots more girls to be reached.  Come on all you other American communities, let’s make Hailey’s prophecy come true in shelters, migrant worker camps, and public housing across the country!

 

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Marty

Marathon Runners Help Stranger Across Finish Line

During a recent marathon in Philadelphia a female runner collapsed 100 yards from the finish line. Showing the highest sportsmanship, two unidentified runners interrupted their runs, carried the exhausted runner up to the finish line, and set her down so that she could take the final step across the line on her own. She received medical attention and soon recovered. A video of the good deed has been viewed by millions! Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer player considered to be the greatest of all time, has said; “There are more important things in life than winning or losing.” A lesson we should all learn!

 

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Marty

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"Believe In Love" Events

For anyone who might have missed it, February 7th, 2017, Super Bowl Sunday, was the day we watched tearfully as 75,000 people at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, held up plastic tiles, faithfully and without knowing why, to reveal the message, “Believe in Love.” Dr. Sherry Sami, co-founder of the Love Button Global Movement, says: “Love is a choice. I can choose loving responses and actions rather than those driven by fear. That choice affects the people in my life, in my community and in the world.”

An Ithaca College student is organizing “Believe in Love,” an event aiming to unite Ithaca residents through community service and a large gathering on the Ithaca Commons. It’s all about promoting unity during a divided time. “We want people of every age, race, religion, sexuality and social class to come together and unite to put loving one another to center stage, especially at a time when our nation needs it,” says the event’s Facebook page.

Love Sign

As individuals we can all have an important impact through daily random acts of kindness. And all you college students, how about organizing a “Believe in Love” event at your school or in your community!

 

Marty

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