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The ‘Charity Begins With Me’ feeding scheme is collecting 11,689 servings of Soup for the hungry this winter! It all started with a Leukemia diagnosis!


Stephan Ferreira was diagnosed with Leukemia, he refused to let the diagnosis destroy his life! Instead he decided to spend the rest of his life dedicated to making the world a better place for the less fortunate.

“Very few people will realize just how life changing a cancer diagnosis can be until they experience it first hand.”

“Shortly after my 28th birthday I was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia and one week later my life turned into a shit storm of medical procedures, chemo, blood tests, side-effects and I had a whole new outlook on life.”

“Although the type of leukemia I have is officially considered an incurable disease, I decided from the very first day that I will not feel sorry for myself and I will make the most of every single minute I have to leave a mark and to make the world a better place.” – Stephan Ferreira

He started the ‘Charity Begins With Me’ feeding scheme to feed children every Sunday. He started by feeding 50 children but this has grown to more than 400 every Sunday. He is a non-registered Non-profit and relies solely on food donations and volunteers. Over and above this he helps homeless shelters, baby sanctuaries, old age homes and fur babies too.

“His goal for his birthday was to feed one needy person for every day he’s been alive , that’s 11689 portions of soup and he’s at 9426 already. He is the most selfless young man and deserves to be recognized for his amazing contribution to society” – Aliki Yiannakis

Currently the feeding scheme has been Stephan’s main focus but more recently he has been highlighting other causes and small charities that work with children. He has been collecting books on self-esteem for the young ladies as well as sanitary pads and other feminine hygiene products to hand out.

“We need to teach our girls how to love themselves and how to be role models for others. We have to be the change we want to see in them.” – Stephan Ferreira

Sources: Charity Begins With Me
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