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DUKE'S COACH K PENS LETTER TO HIS FRIEND JIM VALVANO

DECEMBER 3RD, 2016

Dear Jimmy, You and I became brothers during the last four or five months of your life. You knew that you were dying of cancer. You were in Duke Hospital and we spent a few nights every week together. We had many moments. The very best moment though was when you said, “I’m gonna die, but I’m gonna win.” I asked you, “What do you mean?” And you said, “I want to beat cancer. After I die, when we’ve finally beat cancer I want to be there.” I was with you when you died. And I never looked at our relationship as having a last moment. I always looked forward to the next moment. I don’t remember the last… continue

DEARWORLD.ORG TRAVELS TO SOUTH SUDAN

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016

See all the photos and videos at: DearWorld.org Dear World, Five years ago on July 9, South Sudan became the world’s newest country. Since then, in spite of the enormous excitement and hope with which the country was born, a civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and devastated the economy. In August 2015, a fragile peace deal began. It has held so far, though deep wounds remain. What I realized early in the trip was that here everyone has lost someone. One man told me about best friend since childhood. “We liked to watch Tom and Jerry…He was killed. Crossfire.” Another woman spoke of her daughter. “I cry day and night because you are gone,” she… continue

“Some of the photographs suggest an untold story that gives you a spine shiver.”

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