13-year-old Has a Wish to Feed the Homeless

At 13 years old, Abraham Olabegi found out that he was born with a rare blood disorder and needed to undergo a bone marrow transplant. A year later, he got the good news that the transplant was successful as well as the fact that he qualified for the Make-A-Wish organization. If you are unfamiliar with Make-A-Wish, it is an organization that grants wishes to children who have serious illnesses.

Abraham had a wish but it was highly unusual for a child his age. "I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, 'Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless,'" Abraham's mom, Miriam Olagbegi, told CBS News. "I said, 'Are you sure Abraham? You could do a lot ... You sure you don't want a PlayStation?'"

With the help of Make-A-Wish Abraham organized a day to hand out food to the homeless in Jackson, Mississippi. The food and supplies were donated by local businesses and it helped to feed 80 individuals! "When the homeless people get the plate, some of them would come back and sing to us and thank us," he said. "And it just really feels good, it warms our hearts. And my parents always taught us that it's a blessing to be a blessing."

What is even better is that this is not just a one time thing. Make-A-Wish is helping Abraham feed the homeless every month for a year! Every third Saturday of the month, the nonprofit will work alongside Abraham to find local supporters who will donate the food needed to feed the homeless.

Once this year-long commitment wraps up in August of 2022, Abraham has no plans of stopping. He wants to turn his effort into his very own nonprofit called "Abraham's Table".

Are you ready to accept the challenge?

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13-year-old Abraham Olabegi uses "Make-A-Wish" to feed the homeless every month for a year - CBS News

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