Livy's Hope has begun a new initiative: Finding Hope Around The World. The goal of Finding Hope Around The World is to uncover as many stories of hope from as many countries as possible. When we were discussing the concept, we thought it would be a good idea to have a theme song. So we put the word out on facebook to see if anyone had some contacts in the music industry who would be willing to help. A friend from high school responded that she may be able to help. And help she did. She introduced us to Carmen Magro, a musician from Philadelphia who I wrote about in a previous post. Carmen was more than willing to work with us to write and record an amazing song that really gets to the heart of having hope.
The name of the song is I Am Hope. The basis for I Am Hope is derived from a poem I wrote called My Name Is Hope. Since I am more of a poet than a song writer, Carmen used the basic premise of my poem and incorporated it into his song. We couldn't be happier with what he has created. We really feel the power of music when listening to his song. It will be a major part of Finding Hope Around The World and we intend to incorporate I Am Hope into a video in the next couple of months.
It just so happens that Carmen was invited to be interviewed on a radio station up in Pottstown, PA this evening (10/8) at 8:00 pm (EST) where he will talk about his music, debut I Am Hope and discuss the inspiration behind the song. Which means we will be calling in to the station so they can talk to us, too! If you would like to listen in over the web, the address is www.wbzh.net. Click the 'Listen Live' link at the top of the page and it will connect you to the live stream. We are really excited about this and so thankful that Carmen took the time to help our family.
Please take a look at our page on facebook/findinghhopearoundtheworld and follow the updates on twitter at @findinghopeatw. You can also keep an eye on our Finding Hope page on Livy's Hope where we will be keeping track of all the states and countries from which stories have been posted. What we could really use is some help to get the word out so if you want to help us spread hope, please like the facebook page and share the page with your family and friends. If you have a story of hope you would like to share, please post it to the page so this idea can make a major impact.
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