Sunday, December 11, 2016

CNN Heroes 2016: People with disabilities, refugees, foster care, and sports all covered

Jeison Aristizabal from Colombia won the vote as the “CNN Hero of 2016” at the broadcast from the Museum of Natural History in New York City tonight, as hosted by Anderson Cooper. 
Jeison’s link is here.  He oversaw a service for youth living with disabilities.
There were ten candidates.

I thought he story of Jordanian refugee (and Muslim) Luma Mufleh who, in Clarktson, GA (suburb of Atlanta) forming “Fugee Family” which includes a school, for one of the largest concentrations of refugees (outside of Michigan) in the U.S.  , link here

Other interesting heroes include Georgie Smith, who helps foster kids emerging into young adulthood, and semi-pro bicycle racer Craig Dodson, who works with low-income kids in Richmond getting them into cycling. 

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