The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.
On August 6, 2006, Wanda Butts' life changed forever when she learned that her beloved Josh had drowned while rafting with friends in a Michigan lake. Josh didn't know how to swim and wasn't wearing a life jacket when their raft capsized.
United Theater production is a completely student-run nonprofit. Founder Micaela Connery knows that fostering independence with real tangible rewards gives students the confidence to see what else they can achieve.
Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.
Both Krochet Kids and Sseko are not only helping some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, East African women, but are also stimulating economies by empowering these women with a respectable wage.
If you see a problem in the world or even in your personal life, it is important to address it head on. Too often, people choose to look the other way to live in denial about a problem with the hope it will magically disappear.