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In the age of social media and 24-hour news coverage, it’s almost unheard of for a celebrity to do something without the whole world knowing about it. We know when they go to the grocery store, we know what kind of latte they ordered at Starbucks, we know their kids’ names and the toys they play with. We can even see pictures of them on vacation.
Yet somehow in the midst of all this media attention, one celebrity has managed to do something amazing — he has kept his incredible acts of charity private. Rap star Nelly has been sending two kids to college every year for the past 10 years. And no one knew a thing about it.
In a recent interview with Hello Beautiful, Nelly shared his concerns about the recent issues facing the black community. The St. Louis rapper explained that he saw education as the solution that could invoke real change.
“I try to do it through education,” Nelly explained. “The only way we’re going to get this is to elevate. We have to get the kids to go out of these communities. Graduate. Get the knowledge. Come back to the community and then they can run it because they understand the people and understand the severity of the situation.”
As for why he has kept his educational scholarships under the radar, Nelly remarked that it’s about making a change, not making an impression.
“It’s not about the hoo-ha,” he says. “It’s about the silent assassins. It’s the ones that move behind the scenes that get things done. The guy that’s screaming on television, he’s the diversion. I’m not a diversion. I’m going to get it done.”
It all started when in November 2006 when Kees Veldboer, an ambulance driver, was moving a terminally ill patient, Mario Stefanutto, from one hospital to another. The retired seaman desperately wanted to be by the water once more. To his surprise, Veldboer obliged.
“Tears of joy ran over his face,” Veldboer told the BBC. “When I asked him: ‘Would you like to have the opportunity to sail again?’ he said it would be impossible because he lay on a stretcher.”
And so Stichting Ambulance Wens — or Ambulance Wish Foundation — was born: a charity that grants terminally ill patients their final wishes.The charity has grown to 230 volunteers, six ambulances, and a holiday home, and has made an incredible 7,000 wishes a reality.
It helps four people a day on average — the only stipulation is that they are terminally ill and can’t be transported other than on a stretcher.
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