By Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship among a hectic revenues government and a deprived younger boy, and the way either one of their lives have been replaced by way of what begun as one small gesture of kindness.
When Laura Schroff brushed by way of a tender panhandler on a brand new York urban nook one wet afternoon, anything made her cease and switch again. She took the boy to lunch on the McDonald’s around the highway that day. and she or he persisted to return, repeatedly for the following 4 years till either their lives had replaced dramatically. approximately thirty years later, that younger boy, Maurice, is married and has his circle of relatives. Now he works to alter the lives of deprived young ones, like the boy he was.
An Invisible Thread is the genuine tale of the bond among a harried revenues government and an eleven-year-old boy who appeared destined for a lifetime of poverty. it's the heartwarming tale of a friendship that has spanned 3 many years and taken desiring to an over-scheduled specialist and wish to a hungry and determined boy residing at the streets.
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I opened the envelope with trembling hands as tears engulfed my eyes. I had done it! I had been accepted to the University of Connecticut! I cried for a while, feeling both extremely excited and afraid. I had worked so hard to get accepted; what if I was denied admission because of my financial status? I had been working a full-time job, but that was barely enough to pay for tuition. My parents couldn't afford that kind of money, and I wasn't going to pretend that they could. I was the first person in my family who would attend a university, and I knew how proud my parents were; but it was impossible for them to finance my education.
I am now a junior at the University of Connecticut, pursuing a degree in English. In the beginning of the new millennium, my dream will become a reality. I will be a teacher. " Rosa Torcasio Page 9 College Bound My son is a senior in high school, which means that pretty soon he, like millions of other seniors, will have to make a crucial decision, the consequences of which will remain with him for the rest of his life: Who will be his prom date? Also, at some point he'll probably select a college.
Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr. president, Baylor University "These heartfelt stories remind me how truly generous, caring, and dedicated many college campus leaders are today! " W. H. "Butch" Oxendine Jr. publisher and editor in chief, Student Leader Magazine "The college experience, especially in today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, involves far more than what takes place in the classroom. Chicken Soup for the College Soul is not just a collection of stories; it is a compilation of the many experiences that students endure as they progress through this oftentimes challenging period in their lives.
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski