Save the World
There are heroes every day in this world. A hero can be anything from jumping in front of a truck to save a little girl or changing the world’s perspective on how to go through rough times. A hero to me is anyone who can put a smile on a strangers face and someone who has all of my respect for doing this is Ellen Degeneres. Yes, she is famous and has lots of nice things but the part of her I like the best about her is her selflessness for humanity. Ellen has exercised the term “Pay it forward” a daily task. A few examples of heroism include her recent assistance to a new library for the homeless kids in Las Vegas, giving a less fortunate family a roof to live under, making a cancer patient’s wish come true by inviting her on the show, Korematsu's brave heroism involving WWII, and her dedication to make the world aware of her kindness.
One of Ellen's most recent contributions is the amazing new library at Whitney Elementary in Las Vegas. Ellen’s show “made a $100,000 donation to a school of 610 poor and homeless children as part of a library makeover program sponsored by Target and the Heart of America Foundation (“Wingert”).The kids were excited to receive a makeover at their library including apple computers, ipads and 2,000 new books. Ellen’s heroism supports many foundations in many various ways including a recent contribution to the make wish come true foundation.
Ellen will do just about anything just to inspire an individual. Ellen has put through a numerous of stories that show her random act of kindness. A good example is with Jodi Fisher who was diagnosed with cancer and one of her dreams was to be a guest on Ellen’s talk show. The second Ellen heard about Jodi’s dream, she knew she had to make
this wish come true and thats exactly what she did. Ellen has also put her time and love into...
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