I’m very excited about the We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB, and I want to thank Damyanti Biswas for inviting me to participate.
For the blogfest, in light of all the tragic, political, warring news we typically hear from around the world, Damyanti asked us to highlight a news story that “shows love, humanity, and brotherhood.”
The blogfest will take place the last day of each month now through the end of the year.
This month I want to share this story about Cambodian musician, Sophanna. When he was six years old, he watched his parents and grandmother die brutal deaths. Then he was paralyzed at the age of ten. Doctors said he only had one year to live.
Now, at age 26, he uses his music for his own happiness and to motivate and inspire others. “When I play the guitar and sing,” he says, “the pain and sadness in my life disappears.” He also offers free guitar, singing and English lessons.
I believe music can be a powerful way to share your emotions and reach out to others. Sophanna is one of those beautiful souls who does just that. In spite of all his suffering, he wants to “give back” to society. “When I share what I have with others,” he says, “I feel love and warmth in my heart.”
Please visit these other blogs for more good news, and let me know of any that you may have!