Monday, November 29, 2010

CNN 2010 Hero Awards.....A Must Read!

 I lucked out on Sunday evening when I was able to watch this show on T.V. ....It is a show where thousands have been nominated as heroes and ten are chosen. They had the most inspiring stories I had ever heard, and I can only admire these people. What struck me the most is that these were all down to earth people, they looked like you and me. From watching the show it is the smallest things that can change a world, save a life,
feed a hungry individual, give light for thousands to read by so they have educations. If after seeing the show, I can not imagine one person not feeling empowered that they too can make a difference and change the world.
The below information was found in the India Journal on Wikepedia
      Date Submitted: Thu Nov 25, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA - In a star-studded ceremony on Nov. 20 at The Shrine Auditorium, here, Anuradha Koirala was named the ‘2010 CNN Hero of the Year’, after nearly two million votes were cast at

Actress Demi Moore introduced Anuradha Koirala as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes; host Anderson Cooper announced Koirala as the CNN Hero of the Year at the end of the evening, after a powerful performance by Grammy Award-winning band Sugarland. Each Top 10 CNN Hero received $25,000, and Koirala’s organization, Maiti Nepal, will receive an additional $100,000.

Anuradha Koirala is fighting to prevent the trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nepal’s women and girls.   Her group, Maiti Nepal,has facilities throughout Nepal and India, with its main campus in Kathmandu.  Roughly translated, Maiti means “Mother’s Home.”  By raiding brothels, patrolling the India-Nepal border and providing safe shelter and support services, Koirala and Maiti Nepal have helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 Nepali women and girls since 1993.    

Koirala was voted CNN Hero of the Year from among the Top 10 CNN Heroes, who were all honored at the event. Celebrity presenters included Halle Berry, Kid Rock, Renee Zellweger, Jessica Alba, Marisa Tomei, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart, and LL COOL J. Bon Jovi, Sugarland and John Legend featuring Common & Melanie Fiona each performed.

Now in its fourth year, CNN Heroes is a multiplatform campaign that shines a spotlight on individuals who go to extraordinary lengths to serve others; in 2010, the campaign received over 10,000 submissions from more than 100 countries. The Top 10 CNN Heroes were selected by an esteemed Blue Ribbon Panel, which included, Muhammad Ali, Ela Bhatt, Sir Richard Branson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Ricky Martin among other humanitarians.
     I Like this quote I dislike this quotehero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming  obstacles.”By Christopher Reeve

The top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010 (in alphabetical order):
Please go through the list, you will be inspired by each and everyone of them, so often we read of the hardships and they can be overwhelming, so it is wonderful to see the stories and feel a renewed hope

A Hero
A lady reaches out to save the children
from the harsh reality of prostitution,
a man destroys the minefields,
that he and other children were taught to assemble,
his reality is the necessity within him to save another life,
so far he has dismantled over fifty thousand,
A man sees veterans coming home from war,
he does what he can by building homes so that they can have a better life,
It is because of these men and women that he is free,
Another man goes against his culture
by taking care of the poor, the hungry, the sick,
He even hand feeds some of them,
and knows that everyone needs love.
Another lady fights to save people from obesity,
to give guidance and better understanding,
another man distributes 14,000 lights to homes
so children can read and do their homework,
so they can have a better life,
Another man builds bridges for safety
so people are not swept under water when the rivers run high,
Another woman cares for the sick in the hospitals
helping to change a country,
another man, another woman,
another child,
just one moment,
when one acts,
another hero
has awoken.
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  1. nice...this is awesome...need to chase down some of the other stories as well...we support a group in thailand that does the same for women and children in prostitution...

  2. I am so inspired by the everyday acts of individuals which make a difference in the life of another. I hope they will have a replay on the show...I'll try to catch it.

    thanks for sharing this with us.

    one love.

  3. I watched it as well cinner, what a difference these people and the others have made. It made me want to do something for someone right then, I always think I am helping but compared to these people I do of the better shows on last week don't you think, big hugs sweetie...:-)

  4. courageous people and very inspiring

  5. Well now...that just puts everything in perspective! Thanks for this today. xoxo

  6. So inspiring! I haven't heard of this show...I am going to have to remember it next year! I love it when ordinary people to extraordinary things.

  7. Cinner, thank you so much for sharing! In deed so very inspiring!!

  8. I wish I would have seen it too! But glad you are sharing these inspiring people, and glad CNN is paying tribute to them as well. What a great platform... I will have to go check out more!

  9. the courage they have, fills me with hope.
    thank you, for this.

  10. Christina, It is amazing, they definately make me want to be a better person. hugs my friend.

    Vicky, you can click on the above names to find out more about them, it was nice to see them, they were all so genuine, hope you get to watch it. take care.

    Birdie, your welcome, if you ever get to watch it it is even better. hugs.

  11. SueAnn, I did not know it was around either, there really are so many heros and so many untold stories. hugs to you my friend.

    Caroline, it does tend to give us renewed hope, and somehow with that strength. be well my friend.

  12. Char, they are I did not even know cnn did a story like this so I was glad to find it when I was surfing the other night. take care.

  13. Bernie, it was the best show I think I have seen all year...Don't underestimate the power of yourself. It is like that quote, about the little boy passing on the pie...look at you and all your volunteer work, your battle with cancer, sorry darling but your already a hero...with the heart you have I know you have touched many lifes...I think I am a pretty good judge of character. hugs to you, have a great day.

  14. Se'Lah, it is definately worth seeing. Somehow I feel we are surrounded by them, that is my belief.
    hugs and have a great day.

  15. Brian, that is wonderful, all the names are listed in case you want to find out more. Happy writing my friend. smiles.

  16. and I came back with more time to reread and to fill myself with more hope and faith ... thank you Cinner! and big hugs!


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