Jumat, 15 April 2011

Lion Heart - The Real Life Superhero

“Do good,” an African proverb goes, “because of tomorrow.” But Lion Heart, a Real Life Superhero in the West African nation of Liberia, knows he must act today. Because in a nation torn apart by years of civil war and unrest, it takes more than words to make a difference, something he also knows. All too well.

Taken from his parents at an early age, Lion Heart learned the hard lessons of survival—the hard way. And in a daring attempt to be reunited with his family, he made an arduous trek from the countryside to his nation’s capital of Monrovia at the age of 14, and saw the devastation that war and poverty wreaked on his countrymen: tuberculosis, dysentery, death. And as he journeyed across the bush, with its harsh, dry harmattan winds, he knew he had no choice but to act. “I made a vow to God,” he says, “that if he would bring me home, I would go help my people, Help them to live a healthier life.” Which is exactly what he did.

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