A young man from Ohio shocked local officials and healthcare employees this week; donating $15,000 he earned at the county fair to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
“A boy from Ohio donated all his livestock premiums from a county fair, which totaled $15,000, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to a local school district,” reports Fox News. “Diesel Pippert, a seventh-grade student at Western Reserve Local Schools, in Berlin Center, Ohio, was called a ‘hero’ by the school district after he donated all his profits from the Huron County Fair’s animal sale.”
Good afternoon, Western Reserve! A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all. WR 7th grader Diesel…
“Good afternoon, Western Reserve! A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all. WR 7th grader Diesel Pippert donated all of his livestock premiums to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!” posted the boy’s school district.
“His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!” adds the post.
Read the full report at Fox News.
AMERICAN HERO: Disabled Veteran REFUSES AWARD from 'Tainted' NFL Team
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said.
“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he added.
The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
AMERICAN HERO: Macron Thanks World War II Veteran in Emotional Speech
French President Emmanuel Macron honored American World War II veterans during an emotional speech before both Houses of Congress Wednesday, saying “On behalf of France, thank you.”
Macron addressed the US lawmakers during his official state visit to Washington this week, noting the attendance of Robert Jackson, a veteran of the Second World War.
Macron: "We are very honored by the presence today of Robert Jackson a World War II veteran… Sir, on behalf of France, thank you" pic.twitter.com/H9IMwigTqf
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“Since 1776, we, the American and French people, have had a rendezvous with freedom. And with it comes sacrifices. That is why we are very honored by the presence today of Robert Jackson a World War II veteran. Robert took part in the D-Dday landing. He fought for our freedom 74 years ago. Sir, on behalf of France, thank you. I bow to your courage and your devotion,” Macron said.
The European leader also thanked American poet Alan Seeger who enlisted in the French army to help the ally nation during the first World War.
“This young American would fight and die on Independence Day … not far from my home town after having written these words, ‘I had a rendezvous with death,” said Macron.