Eddie is a 6'9 former NBA player, who played for the great Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV, was drafted by the Spurs in the late 1970s to play behind "the Iceman" George Gervin, played professional basketball in Europe, and then went through a difficult period that lead to years of homelessness.
Orly Wahba is the founder and CEO of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization that inspires, educates, and empowers people to live their lives full of kindness. She is also the director and producer of Kindnesss Boomerang's "One Day" YouTube video that has over 80 million views worldwide!
Francesco Clark and Mark Reay understand adversity in a way that others may not. In this premier episode of the new HooplaHa original series "Stories That Inspire", Francesco Clark, President of Clark's Botanicals and a quadriplegic, talks with actor, photographer, and model, Mark Reay about his past homelessness and together they share the positive side of adversity!
This is human compassion at its finest. Will all the negative comments about police officers circling the news, we love to highlight beautiful stories like this.
SGT Steve Wick with the Houston Police Department was spotted washing a homeless man's feet. Why? Wick spotted Quintus, a 75-year-old, nearly blind, homeless man, making his way to a thrift store to get clothes. But he was struggling and having trouble walking. Wick and another officer helped clean his feet, clip his toe nails, get new clothes and get him to a local clinic to get cleaned up. They didn't stop there. The Houston Homeless Outreach Team is working on getting him care from an eye doctor. Humanity really is beautiful!
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Many women who have faced adversities in life may have trouble 'starting over.' If women have either spent time in jail, battled homelessness and/or addiction, it can be hard for them to find work when they are rebuilding their lives.
You've never met a superhero like this before! You've heard of the classics like Superman and Batman... but our favorite would have to be 9-year-old SUPER EWAN! On the fourth Saturday of each month Super Ewan, along with his family and Super Volunteers, goes down to Roosevelt Park in Detroit to distribute food, clothing and basic necessities to the less fortunate. This 9-year old has a passion to help the homeless! Equipped with his superhero attire and a lot of help from his parents, he is changing the lives of thousands of homeless individuals.
One college professor is changing the lives of the homeless around the country. You may remember Willie Baronet from our HooplaHa original video, Eclectic Artist Brings Homelessness To Light Through Thought Provoking Collection, which highlighted the artist's journey collecting homeless signs and shedding light on their lifestyle. Well, Willie's back and continuing to create hope for the homeless with his traveling art exhibit, which sheds light on the daily struggles of someone who doesn't have a home. And with his work, Willie's is lifting spirits in homeless communities across America!