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Encourage Me

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by: Ahmed Sami, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Give your smiles, your kindness and your HUGS away, they will find their way back to you when you need them most.

quote by: Debbie Vale, Sarasota, Florida

Artist Statement

“We live by encouragement and die without it — slowly, sadly, angrily.”
— Celeste Holm

Roney, the subject of my photo, is one among 15,000 lost children still roaming the streets of São Paulo. It is with deepest regret and sadness that I inform you of Roney's cold-blooded murder on the early morning hours of January 15th. May he find peace wherever his journey has taken him.


Vern & Sandy Buchanan