#BREAKING: All LAUSD schools closed due to "credible terror threat." Students & staff directed to stay away from district buildings.
For three years, Liyjon DeSilva kept a big secret from his classmates and school employees: he was homeless and on his own after his mother died and he was abandoned by his family. But he didn't let his circumstances dictate what he could and could not do with his life. DeSilva went on to thrive in high school, graduating as one of the top students in his class and winning a full scholarship to college. “What else am I supposed to do? It was either be that or a low life, I could have thrown everything away,” DeSilva said. “There are too many possibilities to say that it’s over. If you’re looking at me, if you’re able to breathe, if you’re able to talk … there are too many possibilities to just waste." Link
Chauncy Black, 16, offered to carry a man's groceries in exchange for food. Matt White then went back into the store with the teen and bought him groceries and toiletries. After meeting Black's disabled mother, White set up a GoFundMe page with the initial goal of raising $250 to buy a lawnmower so the A-student could earn money cutting grass. The fund has since raised more than $129,000 in 10 days. Link
"They were calling him 'fat,' cussing at him, hitting him in private areas. He told me one day he wanted to end his life." Determined to give a boy who was bulled in elementary school a fresh start, a group of about 50 bikers banded together to escort him to his first day of middle school. Link