Too Generous for Her Own Good

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Millionaire Goes Broke Helping Children

The human spirit is one that cannot be held back. The altruism that many seek and find lacking in the world has not affected the few from aiding the many. This is demonstrated by the selfless giving of one millionaire. This woman took the investment earnings she had made in coal mining and adopted more than 75 orphans.

The 1980’s proved to be a very lucrative decade for the coal mining industry. The woman was able to make millions off of her coal investments. When trying to decide what to do with the earnings she had made, she decided to adopt an orphan. This led her to want to help more and more children who had been abandoned or had lost their parents.

Over time the woman has adopted more than 75 orphans. Her investments have begun to be used up. The coal mine has closed down, and no new opportunities have shown themselves to her. On the brink of bankruptcy she has begun to sell off properties and personal belongings in order to support the children. Bruce Levenson finds this work admirable but notes that it has not been well managed.

Volunteers have offered to adopt some of the children, but the strict laws governing the process have made this an impossibility. Millions gone and close to destitution, the woman keeps up her hopes and continues to strive everyday to offer the love and support of the children she has adopted. Whiles millions may not be in their future again, they at least have one another and the love that a family shares.