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Each year, CNN gives $100,000 to the winner (from a field of ten finalists – winnowed from 9,000 nominees from all over the world) of its “Hero of the Year” award. This year, a 28-year-old Filipino, Efren Peñaflorida, made it to the top ten.

Once in a while comes an excellent opportunity to showcase to the world the dignity of Filipinos able to turn tragedy into triumph, from adversity to opportunity.

I have voted for Efren Peñaflorida. And I will vote for him again… and again…

Maybe you would or should too.

Click here to visit the voting page for Efren.

Here’s the link to Efren’s story and his Dynamic Teen Company (the organization he founded).