13-Year-Old Make-A-Wish Recipient Wants to Feed a Homeless

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When asked if he could wish for anything in a world, a 13-year-old Make-A-Wish target from Jackson, Mississippi could have selected a gaming console, selling spree, outing to an entertainment park, or spend time with someone he admires, like a sports hero. Instead, Abraham Olagbegi responded, “I unequivocally wish to feed a homeless.”

The immature man’s mom asked him this doubt on a approach home from a doctor’s appointment after training Olagbegi’s singular blood commotion competent him for a wish in July. She was astounded during his response, though usually momentarily. “When we consider about a kind of child he is, his answer done ideal sense,” his mom explained. His healthy enterprise to assistance others, like a homeless, is second nature.

Make-A-Wish is an classification that serves children over dual and underneath 18 diagnosed with a vicious illness that places a child’s life in jeopardy. The grounds is formed on investigate that confirms a wish can give youngsters a ability to quarrel opposite and overcome a vicious illness,” a 501(c)(3) substructure website explains.

When completing a paperwork for his wish, Olagbegi wrote:

I would like for a homeless people during Poindexter Park in Jackson to accept one prohibited dish a month each month for a rest of a year or for an whole year.

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He explained that he and his used to go to a park once a month to feed a homeless during that park. But after he became ill, his family had to stop.

The 13-year-old’s wish is to do make a disproportion in others’ lives, “something impactful,” according to The Washington Post. His following difference during an talk melted his mother’s heart, “My mom would always contend it’s a blessing to be a blessing.”

Make-A-Wish substructure gave him his desire. He served dishes to a homeless in Sep during Poindexter Park. The list cloth read: Abraham’s Table and Psalm 34:8.

Olagbegi has been fighting a effects of aplastic anemia, that is a singular and life-threatening blood disorder, for a final year and a half. He would need a bone pith transplant. Despite his situation, he tries to keep in good spirits and consider about a positive.

Taste and see that a Lord is good; sanctified is a one who takes retreat in him. (Psalm 34:8)

Homelessness is during an all-time high in a United States, and if it were not for a munificence of Abraham, his family, a Make-A-Wish foundation, and other donors, many of those strike with tough times would be forgotten.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


The Washington Post: Many Make-A-Wish kids ask for a vacation. This teen asked to feed a homeless. By Sydney Page
Make-A-Wish: FAQ
National Coalition for a Homeless: Homelessness in America

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