By Lisa J. Shannon
Lisa Shannon had what a few might name a very good life—her personal company, a profitable fiancé, a safe domestic. Then in the future in 2005, presently after her father’s loss of life, an episode of Oprah replaced every little thing. The convey approximately ladies within the Congo depicted atrocities too terrible to appreciate: hundreds of thousands lifeless, girls gang-raped and tortured, teenagers ravenous and demise in stunning numbers. That day Lisa awakened to her dissatisfaction with the “good” lifestyles and to her position as an activist and a sister.
She created a starting place known as Run for Congo girls, with the objective to elevate funds to sponsor 30 Congolese girls. What begun as a solo 30-mile run has now grown right into a nationwide association in reference to girls for ladies foreign. Run for Congo ladies holds fundraising runs in 4 nations and ten states, and keeps to elevate funds and information. In one thousand Sisters, Lisa stocks firsthand debts of her reviews traveling the Congo, the ladies she’s helped, and the relationships she’s shaped. With compelling tales of why she continues to be dedicated to this reason, Lisa evokes her viewers to arrive out and aid besides, forming a sisterhood that transcends geographic limitations.
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But he was far from being one-dimensional. He also developed a passion for games and competed in a variety of athletic activities. Yet, it was with his brain, not his body, that John Chang stood out from the crowd. As a junior, he went to the national high school chess championships and by his senior year several Ivy League schools were interested in the bright young student. Harvard and Princeton both wanted John to attend their universities, but his dad talked him into going to MIT. His collegiate career started off well and John Chang aced his first test at MIT.
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A Thousand Sisters by Lisa J. Shannon