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If George Can Do That, I Can Do This!

Friday, February 08, 2013

So, George Dawson, age 98, African American, went to school to learn how to read and write. He then became a best-selling author of the book "Life Is Good." A middle school was named after him with a statue of him erected. When the students feel they can't, they think of Mr. Dawson and say they can do anything.

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  • v CAMSEDGE
    The inspirations are there if we just open our eyes....always emoticon
    1229 days ago
  • v GINA180847
    Wow, amazing to do this. With the help of prayer anything is possible.
    1229 days ago
  • v PYNETREE
    He had something to say..and found a way to write it!

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    1234 days ago
  • v JILL313
    Hi Ramona, I do remember hearing about him but have no idea when he was going to school? His family and friends including all of us should be so proud of this humble man who lived his dream of being able to read and write. It reminded me it's never too late at any age to reach our hopes and dreams and make them become our reality. He looks like such a kind man. He's someone I would have liked to meet in person and shake his hand and give him a big hug. Thank for posting the videos and telling a little about him as he makes me so proud of him and what he accomplished very late in life. Really glad they named a good school after him. I wonder if he has any family such as children or GKs?

    Hugs,

    Jill
    1234 days ago
  • v JULIERAE41
    Right on! It is never too late for GREAT!!!!!
    1234 days ago
  • v EMMAJANEAUSTEN
    Excellent, thank you for posting this.
    1235 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYGRACE
    We can do all we set our hearts and minds to. Christ is our strength. He have a wonderful shoulder to lean on!
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    1235 days ago
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