Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
What puts the class in world class?
I love this story…a famous athlete, second only to Yao Ming in popularity in China, is doing his utmost to help a female grad student who has been diagnosed with leukemia to secure the phones for a bone marrow transfusion.
Liu Xiang is not only the world record holder in the hurdles, he is also working to save the world for Wang Hongli, a student of Liu’s former teammate, a female hurdler, who now teaches at the university. She has leukemia.
A bone marrow match has been found, but 300,000 yuan ($40K) is needed for the treatment.
Students have donated, the university has donated…and more money is coming in as a result of his appeal.
Liu’s former teammate, now teacher says of the grad student, “”Wang Hongli is an excellent student but from a poor family. She used to be the only hope in her family, but now the disease has come like a disaster to them.”
According to the People’s Daily….donations can be sent to “South China Normal University” and the account number is 3602008109000386071 at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Guangzhou.”
A world class athlete is trying to make a world of a difference, make that a lifetime difference in another person’s life.
That’s the class part of world class.
Maybe you can help.