Jan 19 2012

Against All Odds

This might be a familiar scene around your house too…

While your cooking dinner for your family, kids sitting around the kitchen table doing their homework…

I remember that as a kid.  My mom somehow balancing it all while simultaneously setting up for taco night and helping me create the dreaded science project.

But, there’s one family in New York that looks forward to those homework nights and loves the science project.  It’s Samantha Garvey’s family. She’s one of those super smart kids.  At 17 years old she’s made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition.  Only 300 kids get to this place, and she was announced as one of the finalists last week.  She’s graduating soon.  She’s applied to Yale, but there’s a problem, she doesn’t know where to ask them to send the forms too.  She’s homeless.  Her family was evicted over the holidays.

When the community found out about her story, they came together, donated money, and found them a place to live.

Soon she will have that place to sit and do her homework…and hopefully fill out those enrollment forms for Yale, while her mom is cooking dinner.


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1/19/2012 11:53:50 AM
Cindy United States
I just hear your comment about wearing pajama pants to the grocery store.
The Bible tells us to be modest in attire.
The Bible also tells us not to do things that offend others.  (The verse that comes to mind is specific about what you eat or serve)
I personally believe pajamas should be attire your wear at home not out in public.  
The attire most young women wear these days is anything but modest and certainly would cause most men to "lust".  
I applaud the town who wants to have more modesty, I am guessing the Mayor is trying to live a Christian life style and be a light to the world not "of the world".
1/23/2012 10:52:34 AM
Dusti McLain United States
Dusti McLain
This story brought tears to my eyes. People can be so wonderful sometimes. I love to hear about people lifting one another up. They're so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing these stories.
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