Cynthia brings us the story of an amazing woman and where simple acts of generosity can lead.
Imagine you’re visiting an open-air market in Cape Town, talking to a bright, impoverished young vendor, not knowing your life is about to change.
The young man has the improbable name of ‘Happy’.
Your actions will also change his life and that of his whole community, but as you return to your comfortable home in Toronto, Canada, no-one has any idea of what’s about to unfold.
Meet my dear friend Kamala-Jean Gopie.
We first met when she was a teacher and community leader. As a television journalist with Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, I interviewed her. Later, we worked together as community volunteers and became friends.
I know this woman’s heart. She gives without expecting recognition. And that’s partly why I’m recognizing her here.
I’ve known Kamala-Jean’s kindness firsthand. In one of my worst summers since the car accident, this elegant, dignified woman drove a long distance to my home…
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