Thursday, May 1, 2008

Feel Great Story of the Week!

Being home sick today has allowed me to watch some daytime TV, that I don't normally get to watch. One of those shows was Ellen. Today she had a guest who was a 70-year-old first grade student. Alferd wanted to come to school to learn how to write and read ... two things he had never learned to do! Alferd Williams was born in the 1930's and never went to school because he started working in the fields at a young age. He happens to live in St. Joseph, Missouri!

Here is a clip from the news telling all about him!


Alferd and his teacher, Miss Hamilton came on the show to tell their story. At the end of their segment, Ellen gave gifts to show how proud she was of both Alferd and Miss Hamilton. Ellen gave Miss Hamilton 26 wireless HP laptops for her classroom. Then she presented a check for $10,000 to Alferd to show him how proud she was of him! He was so excited, he could hardly contain himself. Miss Hamilton started crying because she said that he owns a tiny piece of land, but now he had some money that could help him to get a house for his land. Ellen mentioned that she would have viewers help by donating money. The story was so touching, that I'm sure he'll have enough money for a house in no time!

It's never too late to start learning something new!

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1 comment:

Heather rules said...

That really warmed this cold heart!! I needed to see something like that.