Seven-year-old Matthew Pietrzyk, from Glenfield, Leicestershire, was born with a rare genetic disorder that has damaged his kidneys. Last week, his mother Nicola started a social media campaign to raise awareness of organ donation and to find a living kidney donor for her baby. Nicola started a Facebook page, A million likes for a kidney for Matthew.
Matthew and his family have received an overwhelming amount of support, including a video message from a five-year-old named Jack Scoble, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This little guy underwent kidney transplant last year.
In the video, Jack gives Matthew some words of encouragement, ”I want to tell you to hang in there buddy…I got my new kidney after a whole year and, even though I am little, I remember how hard it was living on the machine and having injections every day until my new kidney came. But keep your fight and your chin up, Matthew.”
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It’s incredible how two little boys can share such a strong message. While we all face struggles in our day to day lives, sometimes we forget that there are these brave little soldiers who must go undergo some pretty grown up challenges, but in spite of sadness they still manage to smile. We’ll be routing for you both!
“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer.”
This video will leave you feeling speechless. For anyone who’s ever been picked on, ridiculed or made to feel worthless, listen to the powerful words of Canadian poet, Shane Koyczan. With over a million views in just two days, Koyczan uses spoken word and illustrations to tackle the misconceptions of bullying and depression.
This seven-minute video is part of a anti-bullying campaign. Koyczan wants to spread awareness and get the community together on an issue that cripples so many lives. On the, To This Day Project website, Koyczan explains that his video looks to “further explain the profound and lasting impact bullying can have on an individual.” Shane, who was bullied himself, uses his own painful experiences to create this powerful video.
And who can we thank for these artistic illustrations? Well animation and motion artists were asked to integrate their own unique styles into 20 second segments; the different videos were then pieced together to create one stunning video.
Remember friends, make love not war.
Do you ever miss watching all the inspirational advice Mister Rogers used to give? He was always so positive and had an answer for everything. Here’s the nicest video mashup you’ll see all day, courtesy of melodysheep.
Prepare to want to pick up a lost dream like Etch A Sketch, marble painting or paper mache.