To kick off the week in great/safe shape, our WBC CARES Chairperson Jill Diamond brought us a panel of day to day, and day by day heroes, including police, nurses, promoters of social responsibility and sport plus firefighters, who are the difference, because they`re making the difference!
Greatly admired by all of us due to their indomitable spirit, as each and every day they go out to the streets, work at hospitals, stations and in the midst of zones of jeapardy, putting others before themselves, in order to be there for all of us, on the front line.
A program dedicated to love, solidarity, equity and the hope of re- building a better world.
Referring to the tragic incident of the other day, World Boxing President Mauricio Sulaiman said: “This is a moment when we need to go deep into reflection. We need to share what you do in your fight to protect us. We all have to understand that the actions of a very few have hurt the universe. So we need them to stop the nonsense, because first responders have kept the world safe. The WBC wants to praise all of you in the front line.”
Dimash who`s a New York Cop, joined the panel after a twenty hour work shift, during which he was protecting the Barclays Center from a minority throwing water bottles and rocks, who wanted to gain access and destroy it. The other day he was saving a woman`s life, giving her CPR, when a group of youths attacked and vandalized his patrol car. He said all people have the right to protest but peacefully. He also urged and requested communities and especially the media to encourage positivity, awareness and unity, especially as an example to and for the sake of young people. And he stressed: “I want to show people I`m there to protect them and to listen to them. Together we`re strong.”
Nicole a nurse who specializes in neuro surgery but has adapted to the prevailing situation where she`s needed, says: “I`m all right being around Covid 19 every day. We now get a new mask every day, which we are grateful for. A lot of skills I`ve learned in boxing, I`ve been able to translate to hospital, protecting myself at all times and always doing by very best. The most encouraging thing is to see a complete turn around in a patient. The worst is when a patient doesn`t make it. Sometimes I feel like a walking germ, because I can`t come home and hug my parents. If you spent five minutes in an ICU, you would never leave your home again.”
Police Officer Tiara, who`s today celebrating her birthday said: “We don`t get someone having a great day calls. We get calls from someone who really needs our help. We are here to save the day.” Tiara is asking the World Boxing Council to reach out to famous world champions who are role models, so especially now, they can put out positive social messages on their social media, as it`d make a huge difference. She also mentioned the great Martin Luther King who led protests, and those protests were peaceful.
Sonya who`s a teacher is based in a socially challenged area. Initially it was real tough to get the devices for her class to be able to connect online for schoolwork. She is relieved that the community is providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to her young pupils in need. She is advising all young people to stay safe at home after dark: “Because nothing good happens out there after 9pm. Sonya stays focused for her pupils and brave: “Boxing taught me courage. It`s been a tremendous courage builder.”
Social worker Brett says about the young people he`s helping: “I try to keep them aware and urge them to let me hear what they have to say. It can be tough to get kids onboard and it can be hard for them to be consistent. It`s survival for my kids. Change doesn`t happen right away. It`s the little changes that want you to go back tomorrow. Just promote positivity.”
Mauricio, who`s asking the panel to devise a hashtag to embody their work, vitality and tremendous example said: “I`m inspired by your deeds, dedication and your attitude. I truly believe that most people in the World are good. We have to deal with the Covid 19, so the last thing we need is disruption in society and disturbances. I would love to come up with a campaign including all of your feelings.”
Tiara said the other day a person had criticized her on social media asking what difference she as just one person could possibly make? That person received a lot of positive answers. Tiara`s crown jewel of a message is: “Keep believing in yourself and anything can happen. One person can make a difference!”
If you did not have the opportunity to follow this panel, we recommend that you do so by clicking on the following link, because it`ll prove an inspiration:
𝗪𝗕𝗖 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞𝗦 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗗 49 “ESSENTIAL BOXER ”𝗝𝗢𝗜𝗡 𝗨𝗦: https://forms.gle/gcrvufHxhzAtD6K86Monday June 01🥊Spanish Version 11:00 am CDMX / 18:00 Madrid🥊English Version 09:00 pm CDMX / 16:00 MadridWith:Mauricio SulaimánBrett DeutschSonya LamonikisTiara BrownDavid NazarMike RenoDimash NiyasovNicole RussellWorld Boxing CouncilUniversidad LiberQuaré#WBCStayHomeStaySafe
Posted by WBCUniversity on Monday, 1 June 2020