From Headlines for the Hopeful: This Nobel Prize Goes to Heros Who Help Kids

From Headlines for the Hopeful


attends the World of Childrens Ceremony on October 27, 2016 in New York City.

“Bob Dylan may have just won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but the winners of this “Nobel Prize” for helping children in need deserve just as much esteem.

The award’s proper name, The World of Children, was awarded to five individuals from around the world, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants.

One of the recipients, 19-year-old Claire Wineland, born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and used her struggle for good in launching a nonprofit organization that helps other patients.

When she was 13 years old, Wineland spent 16 days in a coma following a routine surgery. She was born with the disease, which is progressive and leads to mucus build-up in the lungs and digestive system. When her lungs failed, doctors told her family she had a one percent chance of making it.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27:  Honoree Claire Wineland accepts an award on stage during the World of Childrens Ceremony on October 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for World Of Children)

Read the full article about Honorees Claire Wineland, Iyyappan Subramaniyan, and Dušica Popadic here


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