Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Anthony Omari earned the still-fresh 11-stitch scar that runs from his forehead to his upper lip in one of the noblest ways imaginable: By taking a machete to the face while defending an under-resourced Kenyan orphanage from attacking thieves.
Hardwick said he is seeking advice from financial advisers on how to best spend the money.
"I had no sleep, no sleep at all. I called my mom at 6 in the morning, I called her crying telling her we've raised $13,000 and I'm about to go deliver the best news of my life," Hardwick told The Associated Press this week. "I was sitting on the floor just watching the donations come in. I just couldn't believe it _ $83,000 is what it's at now. I still get chills just thinking about it, and it's only been five or six days."