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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Matter Heart Run

we hear of people dying of heart problems or even other serious heart issues and the annoying part of it all this is that most of the victims are young innocent children. Its for this reason that matter hospital came up with an initiative called the Matter Heart Run.It is a yearly event where people have to attend a marathon. During this event one has to register by buying a t-shirt at a thousand kenya shillings,shoes at 700,and a cap at 250 ksh.All this money is taken towards raising money to help the victims of heart failure. Then at a set date everything is done people gather then collectively run.At the end of the event there are examples of children who have benefited and gotten a life from the whole idea. The hospital also makes a point of looking for donors.At the end any time there is the event there always is a kid innocently hoping that a someone would be touched and help raise funds to give a hope ,future and life to these innocent kids.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: South B, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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