JRW Player's Plight Opens Door For More To Get Help (EDITORIAL)


After such a joyous week in sports, we learned of an unfortunate story. Jaheim Benton, a young man who went all the way to the Little League World Series as a member of the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team turned out to be homeless. 


Thankfully, Spencer Leak, Jr. -- a local mortician-- sent the young man and his family gets him some help.

I'm not big on utilizing religious imagery but I'm truly glad this young man and his family is getting the help he needs. It's certainly good that he gets this attention because he's part of a champion little league baseball team.

We must remember that he isn't the only child who may be part of a family who's homeless. Hopefully these other young people and their families will also get the help they need.

~ Levois J. 
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