13-Year-Old Boy Uses His ‘Make-a-Wish’ to Feed the Homeless Every Month For A Year

Adeola “Abraham” Olagbegi is a 13-year-old who is committed to making a change in his community. Last year was a very tough one for Adeola, as he was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, which required a lot of time spent in the hospital and doctor’s appointments.

He recently had a Make-A-Wish opportunity and instead of wishing for something any child would wish for, he decided that it was time to help the less fortunate. So, Adeola did something extraordinary and used his wish to help the homeless people in his community.

After undergoing a successful bone marrow transplant, he qualified to have a wish come true through the Make-A-Wish program.

So, Adeola decided that he wants to provide food for homeless people and through his amazing idea, he managed to feed 80 people in one month.

To help Adeola fulfill his dream of helping others, Make-A-Wish decided that they would help him feed the homeless in Jackson, once a month until August 2022.

This is such an amazing story of how altruism can overcome barriers and provide a great example in small communities, even from childhood.

“I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, ‘Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless,’ ” recalled Abraham Olagbegi’s mom

Instead of getting the latest video game system or meeting a celebrity, Abraham who was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness last year has used his Make-A-Wish opportunity to help the homeless in his community.

According to WLBT, the pair have a history of provided food to the needy every month, and they recently got added help from the Make-A-Wish foundation in Mississippi

“I am a person of hope, so when you come against a big mountain, you have to remember you have a big God,” Adeola ‘Abraham’ Olagbegi said. Adeola ‘Abraham’ Olagbegi loves helping others.


With help from the foundation, Abraham fed about 80 people around Jackson in September.

Abraham and his mom, Miriam

Abraham already has a sign for “Abraham’s Table” – what he hopes to become a nonprofit for feeding the homeless. Abraham’s wish is still not fulfilled. Make-A-Wish will help Abraham feed the homeless every month for a year.

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