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Kidnapped Atlanta Boy Released After Singing Gospel Song for Three Hours Non-Stop

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Willie Myrick, a boy from Atlanta, was kidnapped from his driveway on Monday, March 31, 2014.

The kidnapper allegedly used some money to lure the then 9-year-old close enough to grab him and pull him into the car. He then drove away with the boy.

When he was in the car, Willie did something that many 9-year-olds in the same situation may not think of doing. He sang a gospel song.

Kidnapped Atlanta Boy Released After Singing Gospel Song for Three Hours Non-Stop

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The kidnapper drove around for three hours. During this time, Willie sang his favorite gospel song, “Every Praise,” repeatedly. This did not excite the kidnapper one bit.

“He kept cursing and telling me to shut up,” Willie recounted. Eventually, the kidnapper couldn’t take it anymore; he kicked the boy out of the car. The boy was released unharmed in East Point.

What Willie did probably saved his life; there is no telling what the kidnapper’s plan was. The story quickly spread and soon landed on the ears of the man who performed the song. The Grammy Award-winning singer Hezekiah Walker was emotional. “You never know who you’re going to touch,” he told Blyne Alexander.

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Hezekiah Walker meets Myrick

Walker was so happy that he flew to Atlanta from New York to meet Willie. The singer grabbed the boy into a tight hug when he entered to a standing ovation at Mt Carmel Baptist Church sanctuary. Willie wouldn’t help but shed tears. The singer then led the church in singing the song, Every Praise.

Community leaders later gathered to warn families about kidnappings. They then advised parents and children on what to do in case of a seizure. This was in a ceremony to celebrate Myrick and his safe return.

Until now, the Atlanta police department has not yet reported on whether they managed to track down the man who kidnapped the 9-year-old.

We are glad Willy Myrick was able to be reunited with his family. It is incredible how a simple act of faith could save one from a complicated ordeal. Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

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Ohio man who was told by a doctor he wouldn’t live past age 11 is now turning 62

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Ohio man is defying the odds after doctors told his mother he wouldn’t live past 11 years.

Joey Wittkugle was born with Down Syndrome 62 years ago. Back then, very few people understood Down syndrome or children born with developmental disabilities.

“Sixty-two years ago, nobody knew about them,” Joey’s mom, Bobbi, told WBTW. “They kept them in the house.”

Ohio man who was told by a doctor he wouldn't live past age 11 is now turning 62

When Joey was born, a doctor walked into the room and told Bobbi that Joey would never walk or talk, and he won’t live past age 11.

“You have to put him away. He will never talk; he will never walk.”

He will never know who you are, He will live to the age of 11, and that would be the end of it,” the doctor told Bobbi.

Ohio man who was told by a doctor he wouldn't live past age 11 is now turning 62

Thanks to Bobbi’s priest, who gave her hope and made her realize that Joey was a blessing from God.

“You were gifted by God,” the priest said. “You were chosen by God to have this child. You can’t turn your back on him.”

Six decades later, Joey has proved to his critics that he was not a mistake. He will be turning 62 on June 29.

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To honor Joey, his family has arranged a birthday party for him.

Happy birthday Joey, and may you live long enough to prove those naysayers wrong.

Please SHARE if you wish Joey a happy birthday.

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Garbage man saves elderly couple from a burning house

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A man from Ceres, California, may not see himself as a hero, but to many, that’s what exactly he is.

Patrick Lebow, a garbage collector, was going about his day’s work when he saw a burning house on Tuesday, June 2.

His adrenaline immediately kicked in, and he knew he had to do something. He rushed to the burning house, kicked the front door and got an elderly couple to safety

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“He felt the need to act,” Ceres Fire Chief Kevin Wise told FOX 40. “He saw that they needed some help.”

The elderly couple was at their home when the fire started. The incident could have ended up badly had Patrick not swung into action.

“He found a gentleman that was inside that looked possibly a little dazed and confused,” Wise told Fox40. “He helped that gentleman out of the house.”

 

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As per reports, the firefighters arrived moments after the fire had devoured the building.

Patrick told Fox40 that he only did what any loving person would have done.

We are glad that Patrick’s quick response saved the lives of two elderly citizens. He might not see himself as a hero, but to the elderly couple, he surely is.

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WWII Veteran Walks in His 100th Birthday to Raise Money For Coronavirus relief.

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Have you ever imagined that a centenarian can manage to walk for 100 miles to raise funds for the poor in society? To some, this is a daring experience, especially due to various health complications associated with 100-year-old individuals.

Age did not stop the 99-year-old Mickey Nelson from taking on such a great initiative. The Minnesota based World War II veteran took on the initiative to raise funds to cushion the poor from the effects of COVID-19. Notably, COVID-19 has taken a toll on several individuals across the globe, with the poor hardly hit.

Nelson got inspired about the quest by his war veteran counterpart Tom Moore who managed to raise over $ 37.4 million by making 100 laps in his garden.

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Alternatively, Nelson opted to walk for several miles in marking his 100th birthday. Interestingly, the World War II veteran has been able to raise over $ 42000 since he started the walk back in May.

The walk’s proceeds are expected to be channeled to feeding, and emergency programs run by the Salvation Army. The veteran is determined funds in a quest to feed more vulnerable people grappling from the effects of COVID-19.

A recent Reuters survey of economists indicates that employment-related claims filed by Americans have hit a record 8 million. This is attributed to dwindling economic stability that has led to a loss of over 700000 jobs by March this year; a figure projected to grow over time.

WWII Veteran Walks in His 100th Birthday to Raise Money For Coronavirus relief.

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The situation is worsened by the stay at home order that has stalled operations in most sectors of the economy not only in America but across the world.

Speaking to CNN, Salvation Army executive development director Brian Molohon noted that there is an increasing number of people who need help across the country.

“I believe all Americans should unite to help the poor in the society,’ Nelson said.

Mickey Nelson’s gesture has touched many hearts, not only in America but across the world. Extending a helping hand to cushion individuals affected by the effects of COVID-19 is a rare gesture that others should emulate.

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