Don’t Stop Believing…
That’s the message sent to us fromArnel Pineda, the lead singer of the bandJourney!
Not only is this Pilipino native living out his dream after struggling with his mother’s death & being homeless at a young age, he’s also dedicated his success and funds to a non profit organization for street kids!
“Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI) is a non-stock, non-profit, and independent Philippine foundation that provides underprivileged children quality education, health services and medical attention.
For millions of youth in developing countries like the Philippines, education is seemingly beyond reach. Poverty and inadequate government support stifle the future aspirations of Filipino children. Hence, Arnel Pineda Foundation, Inc. (APFI) was formed, principally to address their sad plight by preparing them for a brighter future through education”
This week’s highlight isArnel Pinedawho struggled growing up in poverty & loss of family. Rather than following the stereotype and falling victim to what cards has been dealt to him, he rose above all of it in order to achieve his dreams and goals.
“I’ve seen enough pain and poverty in the Philippines. I’ve never been that big. All I wanted was to be able to get out of it — the pain and the poverty - and live decently everyday,” -Arnel Pineda