“We fall down and we get back up. That’s the sign of champions.”
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West on perseverance to Wall Street Journal Magazine. West donated what's described as a "generous" amount of money to organizations in L.A. & Chicago that deliver & serve meals to communities in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. One charity said of the donation "...in an instance today, our world was changed."
“Love wins – always, and it will win again through this virus.“
The two-term governor promised to work to protect the most vulnerable in his state, the current national hot spot for a COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, NY reported 25,000+ cases (including nearly 15k in NYC) - that's about 50% of the current total U.S. cases.
“When I was young, my mom gave me one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten….She said, ‘Son, be happy where you are. Never be content to be there but if you’re not happy where you are, you’ll never be happy.’ And so at the low points of my career, I had to stop and think that this is all I ever wanted to do is make music anyway.”
Kenny Rogers passed away Saturday. The son of a carpenter and a part-time cleaning lady sold 100 million+ records. The Grammy winner also won 19 American Music Awards - that’s more than any other artists with the exception of Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Alabama & Whitney Houston.
“Do not be afraid, be vigilant.”
Vice Pres. Pence said today that although COVID-19 is 3X more contagious than the flu, about 90% of people tested so far have tested negative. The U.S. gov’t will partially close the borders with Mexico and Canada to restrict nonessential travel in order to stem spread of COVID-19, and extend the deadline for filing federal taxes to July 15.
“Keep passing the kindness and take care of yourselves.”
The Vermont parent raised over $7,000 for her school district’s janitors after they worked for two days to sanitize local schools amid a COVID-19 scare. She said it was important to recognize the already under-appreciated workers who potentially contaminated themselves in order to help others. There are more than 2.4 million janitors and building cleaners in America.
“Offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to.”
The professional runner helped buy groceries for couple in their 80s afraid to enter the store due to coronavirus fears. The govt announced today that Americans over 65, with respiratory symptoms and a fever of 99.6 or higher, will be prioritized for a COVID-19 test.
“It’s OK to hurt, it’s not OK to stop.”
The 25-year-old ran into the history books Saturday as the first-ever American woman to qualify for the U.S Olympic marathon team by racing in her very first marathon.
The part-time barista & babysitter overcame injuries and an eating disorder to return to competition after a decorated college running career.
Seidel qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Summer Olympics by running the 26.2 mile course in about 2 hours and 27 minutes - or an average of under-6-minute miles. She previously said a 10-20th ranking during the marathon would be a “good day,” calling the qualifying race a “moonshot." She finished 2nd.
“Follow your passion. Whatever you’re doing, do your best at all times and make it as correct as possible.”
- At 101, Katherine Johnson, the former NASA mathematician and “human computer” who helped develop human spaceflight in America, died Monday.
- For her contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
- She was depicted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures” about how black women mathematicians impacted the Space Race in the 1960s.
“She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.”
“Get the girl. If she says they’re good, then I’m ready to go.”
Earlier this month, NASA marked the return of astronaut Christina Koch, who set the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman after spending 328 days on the International Space Station. America prepares to meet the goal of putting a woman on the moon by 2024.
“It’s all about kindness. With everything that’s going on in the world, we just need a little bit more kindness out there.”
When Hardee's 5-year-old daughter Katelynn learned some children had trouble paying off their school lunch debt, she started a fundraiser to help. She has now raised $17,000+ and covered the student debt in her district. More than 75% of school districts in America carry school lunch debt. Read the story.
“…great things come out of adversity.”
Zellweger won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In her acceptance speech Sunday night, the Texas native thanked her immigrant parents, from Norway and Switzerland respectively, for giving her the opportunity to pursue the American dream.
“In order to achieve anything, you must be brave enough to fail.”
The legendary actor passed away Wednesday at the age of 103. Douglas, a Navy veteran, grew up poor and made a name for himself after World War II. He nearly turned down coming to Hollywood, admitting he once believed real actors only appeared on Broadway.
“This is a true American dream and we are going to bring the show of a lifetime!”
International superstars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will headline the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl making history becoming both the FIRST Latinas and the FIRST mothers (aged 43 and 51 respectively) to headline the big game's big show.