‘The simple things are the great ones.’ Another simple invention leaving a lasting mark and making a big difference to millions of people are sandals invented by Kenton Lee. ‘The Shoe That Grows’ as how it is called, aims to help children living in extreme poverty all over the world.
- Dial Books
- Hardcover Book
- Hoffman, Mary (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 32 Pages - 09/02/1991 (Publication Date) - Dial Books (Publisher)
This one of a kind invention grows 5 sizes and lasts for at least 5 years. It can adjust and expand which can grow with a child. This idea was realized by the great inventor himself when he visited Kenya in 2007. The Shoe That Grows can fit a child from kindergarten to 9th Grade with its 2 practical sizes–small and large.
‘There are over 300 million children who do not have shoes. And countless more with shoes that do not fit.’–The Shoe That Grows
Children without shoes are more vulnerable to injuries and parasitic infections and this is where The Shoe That Grows comes in. As they promote the health and well-being of every child, they also want to make sure that kids are always provided with shoes that fit.
After Kenton Lee saw a girl whose shoes were too small in Kenya.
The inventor came up with an idea of a shoe that can adjust and expand.
The shoes will always fit and protect impoverished children from harm.
The Shoe That Grows can fit a child from kindergarten to 9th grade.
Its sole is made from compressed rubber and has quality leather straps.
It comes with complimentary draw-string bags that can be used as school bags.
Watch the awe-inspiring video:
For more information, you may visit theshowthatgrows.org
- Lupton, Robert D. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 208 Pages - 10/02/2012 (Publication Date) - HarperOne (Publisher)
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Mother sings a heartbreaking song she composed for her dying daughter.
Diseases come to struck our families in the most unexpected and heartbreaking way. When health is at risk and life in endangered, we can't help but go down the drain and lose our faith. For family members assigned to the care of their sick relatives, the easiest thing to do is give up and care less, thinking that death is eventual. But not for Lindsey's mom.
Lindsey Lourenco, an 18-year-old girl, has been sick with leukemia. She was diagnosed with this terminal disease, and eventually deteriorated into a comatose state. Although her communication skills have diminished, her mother would still want to express her support and love to her daughter. She wrote a very touching song and sang it to Lindsey while sitting at her hospital bedside. Truly, the love of a mother lasts even to the final days of her child, and transcends through and beyond time and space.
Watch the very touching video here:
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Celebrities are known for hiding their flaws as much as possible, showing only their best, most beautiful photos for their fans to see.
They rarely admit to having their photos edited or to undergoing cosmetic surgery, of course, but keened-eyed fans and the paparazzi know better.
So, it was with great praise that fans welcomed the Instagram photo shared by Chrissy Teigen showing her legs with stretch marks!
Dad Wins 3 Marathons in the Span of 8 Days, Winning $5,750 to Pay for Son’s Hospital Bills
“Every time I’m in a race I think of him and how my pain is nothing compared to what he has gone through.”
With his 9-month-old son Leeim in the hospital for continued treatments to correct his spina bifida, a congenital defect affecting the spinal column, marathoner Bryan Morseman raised funds for the hospital bills in the best way he knew: run and, hopefully, win in marathons.
The 29-year-old is no stranger to winning marathons as he won 23 of the 42 he attended since 2008!
So, winning more for his son would surely be a piece of cake – but winning 3 in the span of 8 days is just incredible! I didn’t know the body could recover that fast yet Bryan was willing to risk everything for his son.
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