Friday, November 27, 2009

Congrats to CNN's Hero Of The Year: Efren Penaflorida

Filipino-American Efren Penaflorida was the recipient of CNN's Hero Of The Year this year.

Efren Peñaflorida, who started a "pushcart classroom" in the Philippines to bring education to poor children as an alternative to gang membership, has been named the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year.

This means so much to me & my family. We don't have many people of our background who get recognized for the good they do in this country & this world. It feels good to see that with all the negative & wrong doing going on currently, that people aren't giving up on making this world a better place. It touches my heart even more at the fact that he is working with the youth. It seems at times we can neglect them and Efren is an amazing human being for giving back and helping create a better environment for them. Even though there were other great hero's on the roster last night, I must agree, Efren definitely deserved the honor of being CNN's 2009 Hero Of The Year. :*)

Props: CNN

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