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originally posted by: AfterInfinity
I would be more impressed if this weren't just an isolated incident sparked by a viral video. It's great that the guy got a house, but where is he gonna get the money to keep it? I'm sure that being on the streets was just a symptom of his other problems - which I dare not take the liberty of guessing at, but I frankly don't have a clue. I do know about being on the streets, and that the situation often isn't as simple as "not having a house".
But back to the main point: this is an isolated incident, and it disappoints me because while this guy is sleeping under his own roof for the first time in however long, dozens more are still stuck in that situation. People who have kids, people who have severe medical problems, war veterans and the like. You give a homeless man a crust of bread and leave fifty more sick and starving.
The other side of the picture.
think, helping one is helping to reduce the problem. Of course there are more homeless, but should we stop helping any because of that?
The original lotto video went viral, then this fundraiser started. I believe, some people were calling the original video a "set up" so he decided to redeem himself with this $44,000 donation(from everyone).
My mom is a superhero. She has given birth to nine kids, homeschooled seven, and two of us have gotten free rides to college thanks to her. She is a teacher, a nurse, a work-out buddy, and a friend. I alway thought she would live forever.
Now I don't know if she'll make it to sixty.
Early last year she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. We were frightened, but thought we would qualify for some type of aid. Not so.
My mom's Hep C. is chronic. Her liver is already in cirrhosis, and she has developed Petechia and Vasculitis as side effects of her body failing. The treatment that could save her life? Around 80,000 dolllars, maybe 100,000. We don't have coverage for that, and Vanderbilt denied us assistance.
originally posted by: opethPA
It's a nice story and a great idea but this is an important question that has to be asked , here does the funding come for the upkeep?
I didn't watch the whole video but is the guy getting the house getting any training , education or job opportunities where he can become self sufficient? I really hope he is, getting a house is wonderful. Getting a house and a job can be life changing.
originally posted by: Thisbseth
a reply to: AfterInfinity
Well if you watched the video the first thing the homeless guy said to him when he walked in was " Guess what? I got a job" He probably was offered a job after the first film by some business owner in his area that wanted to help. So in the end this kind of stimulated the economy in a way by turning the homeless man into a working tax payer. good thread though
originally posted by: luciddream
a reply to: AfterInfinity
So you think another human deserves it more? come on now, stop shooting yourself in the foot.
Pissed off because it didn't go to someone else you think deserve it.
i dont even want respond anymore. I m here thinking no bias was involved.
edit: you don't control the internet and what they do with their money. oh and Justin beiber.