Saturday, April 8, 2017

Old lives matter

Fidencio Sanchez, 89, and his wife, of Chicago, Illinois, both retired years ago. It seemed possible since their daughter was supporting them financially, but she passed away a few months ago. His wife also fell ill and was unable to work. Sanchez had no choice but resume pushing his Mexican popsicle cart around the streets, hoping to make ends meet.

That's when Joel Cervantes spotted him. Cervantes felt sorry for the old man and purchased 20 popsicles for $50. He wished Sanchez good luck, and snapped this photo. But after he got home, Cervantes knew had had to do more. Using this photo, he and a friend set up a GoFundMe page for the elderly man, with a goal of $3,000 to ease his financial pain. Imagine how amazed they were when over 700 people donated $154,000 in just two days! Cervantes responded to the donors, "The Sanchez family really appreciates all the love and support they are receiving from people all around the world. GOD IS GOOD!"

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