A Holiday Story of Hope, Opportunity and Helping Yourself

medium_6683845059Here is a diversion from the typical Runnymede blog article. My friend and fellow Chatham High School alumnus, Sean Kelly, brought this story to my attention and it so touched me that I am compelled to share it with you.

Perhaps I can relate to what you are about to read because I am Asian American or because I drove over the Tobin Bridge commuting to work for two years. Perhaps I am deeply inspired because my father, Samson, immigrated to the United States, excelled in school, and earned his degree from Yale University. Perhaps, that is where the similarities end. However, no matter your personal experience or background, I believe that the story of brothers Johnny and George Huynh is an incredible tale of the American dream, one that includes overcoming unimaginable odds, struggling in poverty, and working hard to better one's life.    

For the benefit of those not familliar with Twitter, I am including the Twitter feed of Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker who began tweeting an update to his 2011 article yesterday. While Billy gives the boys all the credit that they deserve, we are also witness to the significance of good mentoring. A link to the original article and a video appear at the end. Please read on. 

Watch the video Bus 19: The way up

Click this link for Billy Baker's article: Brothers seek a way up and out

I wish you hope and many blessings this holiday season. Happy New Year!



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