Just when you think Oprah couldn't be any more fantastic, she is!
Not only has the media superstar given hundreds of girls an education through her school in South Africa, she 's now going to each of their graduation ceremonies in the U.S.
They call her "Mama O". She calls them her "daughter girls." And just like a proud Mama, Oprah is cheering her girls on as they walk the stage and accept their degrees.
The Leadership Academy for girls was opened in 2007. It all came about after Oprah had a conversation with Nelson Mandela who put her in touch with South Africa's education department.
Oprah has spent US$40 million so far in financing the school, which takes on close to 300 students from grades 8 to 12. Some are from impoverished backgrounds. Others are from families affected by HIV/AIDS who've been denied an education elsewhere.
This year, 10 of her "daughter girls" are graduating from American colleges and Oprah is keeping her promise to be there for each one.
Her first stop was at Agnes Scott College in Georgia on May 13, then a few days later at Elon University in North Carolina, Skidmore College in New York and Smith College in Massachusetts. And there's still more to come.
During the stops, Oprah has taken to the stage to give commencement speeches. Perhaps the most important line from her recent speech at Smith is this:
"What I've learned is when you create your work and your life based on an intention to serve with purpose, you will have a blessed life."
During her graduation tour, Oprah has been awarded some honorary degrees too:
So that's Doctor Oprah from now on!
In Australia, 1 person is diagnosed with brain cancer every 5 hours. And 1 person dies from brain cancer every 7 hours.
This week, the NRL community is coming together to change those horrific stats.
Today Show news presenter Sylvia Jeffreys recently wrote a piece for 9Honey calling out the "disgusting abuse" Delta Goodrem has been copping online. She says that "If any of these internet haters came face to face with Delta, they would melt into a pathetic little puddle of regret."
I found myself furiously nodding as I read these words.
You see, I don't know Delta, but we have crossed paths three times:
Scarlett Johansson recently found out she has a doppelgänger - a 72-year-old grandmother named Geraldine! So what did she do about it? Invited grandma G out for a drink, of course!
It all came about after Geraldine's grandson, Reddit user denverjoel, posted a pic of his grandma taken 50 years ago and well...she does look a lot like Scarlett:
They say laughter is the best medicine, but sometimes, a smile is just as good.
6-year-old Ollie Carroll suffers from Batten disease. It's a fatal condition that's left him unable to speak, walk or see. He's in and out of hospital a lot. But there's one thing that makes him smile and that's Ed Sheeran's music.
So you can imagine, the smile that appeared on Ollie's face when he and his family got to meet his "hero" backstage at a gig in Manchester.
The singer heard about Ollie and his sister Amelia, who's also suffering from Battens, through a social media campaign. Ollie's parents say their little boy used to sing along to Ed's music and would stand by the TV watching him. Now, he can only listen to the songs which help him through some of his toughest days.
In a facebook post for Ollie's Army Battling Against Battens, Ollie's mum, Lucy, writes, "Ollie listens to Ed's songs through his many hospital admissions, his songs have even helped him get through brain surgery."
After meeting the musician, the family posted another update, "As soon as Ed walked into the room yesterday and spoke, Ollie's eyes lit up and a smile spread across his face."
Ed spent his time with the family not only giving Ollie, Amelia and their two brothers cuddles and high-fives, but also learning more about Batten Disease.
It's a genetic disease which leads to progressive neurological impairment and early death. Kids with Battens can often experience seizures, blindness, loss of motor skills like walking and talking as well as personality changes.
There is no cure for the disease but Ollie's parents, who started Ollie's Army Battling Against Battens, are hoping, by raising awareness and funds for research, a cure will be found. Until then, their organisation focuses on improving quality of life for kids with Battens and their families.
Ed Sheeran showed his support for Ollie's Army by wearing a red wristband on stage in Manchester.
If you'd like to learn more about Batten Disease, buy a wristband and donate to Ollie's Army, you can do so HERE.
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