Friday, 30 May 2014

ConGRADultions to this young man

This young man is the definition of resilience!
Despite being homeless he's the valedictorian of his class!
Griffin Furlong was 6 when his mother died of leukemia. Soon after, he became homeless.
Furlong lived alongside his father and brother in a shelter in Kentucky before moving to Florida, where they were kept financially afloat – barely – thanks to contributions from their extended family.
But Griffin applied himself in school, and never missed a day of classes. The effort paid off, earning him a 4.65 GPA that made him his class valedictorian.
Unfortunately, more bad luck struck: In April, Furlong became homeless once again. He will graduate on June 4, at the top of his class – without a home.
Furlong has been accepted to Florida State University in the fall, but he has not yet received the scholarships needed to be able to afford it.
Fortunately friends stepped in, setting up a GoFundMe account where Furlong could receive donations from the public. In 7 days, the homeless valedictorian collected nearly $36,000.
Wanna chip in for Griffin?

I'm strong, because I've been weak. I'm fearless, because I've been afraid. I'm wise, because I've been foolish.
That's why I understand.
Understanding leads to insight, insight leads to Love and forgiveness.
We all learn along the way.
Wisdom cannot be imparted, no matter how hard we try, it must be ripened, it does not come overnight and that's alright. Understanding and patience is the key.
Fear less, Love more.
A quote as seen on Facebook

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(¸.•´*(¸.•´*(.¸. •*Petals of Peace to Brighten your day.
Have a nice Friday dear family and friends!

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May the sun shine on you today and always

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