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The power of words of affirmation

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When single dad Peter Mutabazi realized how powerful words of affirmation were for him, the 13 kids he fostered since 2017, and his adopted son, Anthony, he knew that he wanted to share it with as many kids as possible, especially foster kids.

In mid-2020, when he started collaborating with Starlight Children’s Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the organization, he could have never expected what was going to come next.

“Would you be interested in designing a hospital gown to help deliver happiness to seriously ill kids across our 800 partner hospitals?”

All of a sudden, Peter’s desire to make every kid feel seen, heard, and known, grew into an even bigger vision and mission that included letting children going through illness and difficult situations know that they are brave, and not alone.

Watch to see how Peter and Anthony are helping to deliver happiness in a most unique and heartfelt way.

Davide Di Giorgio is a speaker, author, and advocate. His latest project, Now I Am Known is giving vulnerable kids and young people the opportunity to feel seen, heard, and loved. His TED talk, Overcoming Comparanoia® is fueling a mission to empower people, especially young people, to compare less, celebrate more, and to spread kindness to all.

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