• Ed Gaines

When Granted a 'Make-A-Wish,' this 13-Year-Old Chose to Feed the Homeless

When a 13-year-old boy Abraham Olagbegi from Jackson, Mississippi discovered his bone marrow transplant was successful, he was granted any wish of his choice.


His wish was not a trip across the world or the newest gaming console, he chose to feed homeless people in his hometown for a year.



Make-A-Wish Mississippi, which grants wishes to children and teens battling devastating illnesses, made his wish come true. He started ‘Abraham’s Table’, a service that provides meals to the homeless every third Saturday.


On those days, the boy and a group of volunteers stand in Jackson's Poindexter Park distributing meals and will continue to do so with Make-A-Wish for the next year.



This isn’t something new for the teen. Before his diagnosis, he and his family fed the homeless in his community every month.


He says he is committed to Abraham's Table and hopes to soon turn it into a nonprofit organization that will impact people for years to come.from Jackson, Mississippi discovered his bone marrow transplant was successful, he was granted any wish of his choice.



His wish was not a trip across the world or the newest gaming console, he chose to feed homeless people in his hometown for a year.


Make-A-Wish Mississippi, which grants wishes to children and teens battling devastating illnesses, made his wish come true. He started ‘Abraham’s Table’, a service that provides meals to the homeless every third Saturday.



On those days, the boy and a group of volunteers stand in Jackson's Poindexter Park distributing meals and will continue to do so with Make-A-Wish for the next year.


This isn’t something new for the teen. Before his diagnosis, he and his family fed the homeless in his community every month.



He says he is committed to Abraham's Table and hopes to soon turn it into a nonprofit organization that will impact people for years to come.





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