I posted this in June, to raise votes for Luke and the amazing work he is doing in Rio to get young people out of gangs and into sports, educational and work programs.
I am posting today to announce that Luke won the support of the Telegraph in the UK !
This means they will support the charity, the young people in the projects and the work he is doing in Rio and the UK.
I am happy to announce that Luke won !
Thank you all of you who voted for him, who showed that you care.
If I want to feel really old, all I have to do is look at this young man.
I have known him since he was about 2 years old.
His family came to live in the United States, we met and made friends and have kept touch over all these years, all the moves and countries and life events.
Luke is special. He won't just be like everyone else.
He is smart and he is sympathetic and funny and clever.
He is also a boxer, a philanthropist and a wonderful young man.
I am proud to say that I have the photo his mother sent to us, of the Queen, giving Luke his medal, making him an OBE ... how lovely is that ? !
If you can vote for Luke, that would be a good thing.
Voting for Luke, means voting for children who need better lives, children who might manage to live drug free, children who might just live !
Luke has spent many years in Brazil working with these children, the least we can do is support him.
Vote for Luke. ( seen here with boxer Marvin Hagler)
Thank you !!
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