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UNSUNG HEROES UPDATE: Larry Calloway,

Larry Calloway, a Bus Driver at Georgetown University, has been singing for more than 50 years. After hearing Larry sing on the bus, students came together to help him achieve a lifelong dream that he thought would be impossible to achieve. Watch as Larry sings one of his favorite songs in front of hundreds of people at Georgetown’s spring concert! SHARE this video to help his voice reach thousands!! #StandByLarry #UnsungHeroes

Unsung Hero #37 – Larry Calloway, Bus Driver at Georgetown University Transportation System

“This past February, I had a checkup and the doctors told me that they found a polyp in my colon which was cancerous. I’ve always had concerns about my colon for about 10 years but I never really paid too much attention to it. When the doctors broke the news, I couldn’t believe it. I said wow…CANCER?? Thank God that they were able to remove it. I feel like the God was with me that night. I call myself a cancer survivor. This is what Im going through now, brother. This is my greatest challenge right now. I have to […]

Unsung Hero #35 – Andre Bridges, Lieutenant & Supervisor for the afternoon shift (University of Notre Dame)

“..I had a student come to me once. She had lost her debit card and it was right at break so kids are getting put out of the dorms. And she didn’t have any money, she panicked, she came here and asked if anyone had found her debit card and I said ‘where’d you lose it?’ she said she thought she’d lost it on 23. I said it would have never made it back here. Now she’s upset, crying. So I said ‘call your parents. Let them know.’” “So she did and I talked to her Dad…and I asked him […]

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“The greatest impact is through building humanitarian projects on the ground. To raise the wellbeing of a group in need, unsung heroes is a citizen initiative that does more than encourage people to throw coins in a charity box. It’s an initiative that gives voice to the voiceless on a college campus while recognizing the value of these citizen workers as human beings with an ambition and a dream.”

-Student at Georgetown University

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“.. I know that students are there for an education and they don’t have much time for small talk, which is why I try to say, good morning as much as a can. It’s not much, but it’s the thought and kind greeting that can make a difference! This needs to spread around to other colleges and universities!”
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Custodian at Carnegie Mellon University

“..We hear a lot about how social media is creating divisions between us, how it is supplanting real human interactions, and coarsening our national dialogue. There is truth to some of that, but ultimately, like so many tools, it can be used for good as well as bad. ..This inspiring story from the Washington Post about how one student took to Facebook and created a page Unsung Heroes to bridge divides is a wonderful case in point.”

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Febin Bellamy (B'17) created @unsungheroesorg to celebrate the often invisible workers who keep @Georgetown running: https://t.co/B9kcoGPLsq

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Larry Calloway, a @Georgetown Bus Driver, achieves his lifelong dream of singing in front of hundreds! #unsungheroes
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  • Unsung Hero #39, Mary Ann Sobieralski, Lead Monitor at South Dining Hall (Unsung Heroes of @notredame)
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What is one piece of advice you would give to students? -----------------------------------------------------"Number one, be true to yourself. You can learn a lot of things from books, but sometimes life experiences will teach you more. If you get knocked down, get back up again. Life isn’t a barrel of roses all the time, so you need to learn to not take everything to heart. Be yourself and enjoy, one day at a time. Also, money isn’t everything. Family and friendship are most important. Nobody will love you like your family. You can always depend on them. We’ve all had some bad experiences, but we’ve also had a lot of good ones too. So be yourself and just enjoy, one day at a time."
  • Unsung Hero #38 - Geoffrey Neal, Assistant Curator at North Carolina Botanical Garden
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"I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. My one bit of advice: put your phone in your pocket and walk across campus with your eyes open and your heads up. Because you are missing so much when you don't do that . . . this is such a beautiful space, and in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years you’re going to be somewhere else. ..Look at where you are—this is an amazing campus to be on, any time of the year, and to miss the changes because you’re concerned about what someone is doing on your little rectangle in your hand is not the way—in my mind—to learn how to be a human…I get a little sad when I say it, because I have a 16-year-old who has a little rectangle attached to his hand. And getting him out of that is a daily thing—it’s an absolute daily thing. I have to make sure that he’s interacting with this world. The world—not this little world that’s filtered by the little rectangle in his hand.”
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Thank you Geoffrey for your service to @uncchapelhill ! #unsungheroes
  • Special thanks to @the_hoya for sharing Larry's story!! Check out the full video of Larry's performance on our Facebook page (link in bio)! #StandByLarry #UnsungHeroes
  • Larry Calloway, a Bus Driver at @georgetown university, has been singing for more than 50 years! After hearing Larry sing on the bus, students came together to help him achieve a dream he thought would be impossible to achieve. Please like & share the full video on our Facebook page and help Larry's voice reach thousands!! #StandByLarry #UnsungHeroes @guphantoms @gtownpb

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