For many of us, the sight of distant suffering is discouraging. Though we want to help, we cannot, as the people affected are so far away and we lack the means to reach them. That is why it is so touching to watch Robert Herjavec — multimillionaire businessman and co-host of ABC’s Shark Tank — explain his decision to help out a family in need.
When 4-year-old Liam Brenes removed his prosthetic leg to go swimming in Crystal Cove National Park, he could not have possibly expected it would be stolen. Unfortunately that is precisely what happened.
The family was desperate for the return of their son’s artificial limb. A friend of the family set up a GoFundMe to try and cover the costs of a replacement prosthetic, but the financially-struggling family found themselves sinking into despair.