As the video of the shooting and death of another black body circulates, I made a conscious effort to avoid it. At this point, I cannot handle news of another life taken. I am sure so many of you are in the same boat. The weight of these hateful acts has taken more of a toll than I can truly express.
Instead of reading countless articles, listening to reporters reinvent the story and viewing countless tweets, I decided to seek out inspiring things. I searched for things that can lift my spirit out of the dark hole and remind me of the incredibly resilient spirit of black people. This is where Zion Harvey comes in. Out of thousands of stories, his stuck out to me as the most inspiring story I have seen on the Internet all year.
Harvey, an incredibly happy eight year old boy, just received the first successful bilateral hand transplant.
At two years old, he lost his hands and feet to a life threatening infection, which caused multi-organ system failure. It is really inspiring and miraculous that he survived it with his spirit intact. No matter what comes his way he handles it with grace.
As much as I can write about the amazing characteristics of this young individual, the video below serves him much more justice. Check it out to see Harvey’s journey and how he is a breath of fresh air in a world of chaos.
If you have any inspiring and uplifting videos, please share them below! I cannot wait to have more to add to my collection.