Black Westchester and the Yonkers Voice come together for the first time in a humanitarian effort, using our combined media reach and influence to help a family in need. There are times when we can not just depend on the system to help, there are times when we have to help the system. We all talk about whats wrong with local and national government, but what are we doing as individuals to help. There’s a saying if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. We asked you to read the brief statement below and watch the video and help be part of the solution for this family. – AJ Woodson (Editor-In-Chief)
Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these
brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,” – Mathew 25: 40
Many of us attend Sunday service and make donations, but when we leave the building we slip back into our daily routine. How quickly we forget the sermon, the spirit, the message to love our brothers and sisters as we love ourselves. God looks at what’s in our hearts more than our outward appearance and what comes out our mouths.
We are coming together in a humanitarian effort to help this family in anyway we can because we feel in our hearts it’s the right thing to do and a truly worthwhile cause. We have a 31-year-old Yonkers man named Omy who is suffering from a genetic progressive disease of which there is no cure. A disease that has already claimed his mother and two young sisters. We don’t know how much time Omy currently has with us.
All that we would like to do is give him and his wife and 3 young children a good quality of life for the remaining time he has left. Today Omy is paralyzed on the left side of his body, has lost total hearing, and has partial paralysis on his face which causes him hearing problems. His quality of life is deteriorating rapidly and by donating a few dollars we can help him help his family.
Please watch the video and you would understand better what we are talking about and what Omy’s needs are. Omy is a long time resident of Yonkers. He did not ask for this disease. He didn’t ask us to do this. He has always been able to do for his family and is merely trying to be the man his wife and children need him to be. But like many people these days he needs OUR HELP!
Please watch the video and search your heart and do whatever you can, give whatever you can to help Omy have a quality of life with his family for his remaining days.
To make a donation go to Omy’s GoFundMe page
AJ is a Father, Author, Writer, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
You can also hear AJ every Thursday morning at 7:20 A.M. on Good Morning Westchester with host Bob Marrone on WVOX