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Yes, we do like it Heather! And what is truly inspiring is your message at the end about “making a difference” in the world. Sorta reminds us of Charice! Team Charicemania thinks that Charice would approve! So we’re gonna share your video here with the “chasters” to help you with your views!
Listen up! Chasters, it’s her Video Essay entry to win some cash towards new music equipment, World Vision, and a trip to Ecuador. All you have to do is click on the link at the end of Heather’s Pyramid cover. It’s her Video Essay entry. It just might make a difference in helping her to win it. Perhaps you will even be inspired to leave a kind comment for Heather on her video.
If I were to win, then I would use some to buy music equipment, like a guitar and also for recording time. Also, I would donate a lot to World Vision. My heart goes out to WV very strongly. My family has always sponsored a child from there, and I can’t wait until I get a job, and can sponsor one by myself! The other part of the money would support me in my trip to Ecuador, which I will most likely be going on in 2011 with my church!
Pyramid from Heather:
Video uploaded by Heather
You can read more about the contest here at Who Inspires You
This is her entry for the whoinspiresu.ca video essay contest:
Heather Janssen is a 16-year old girl from Ontario, Canada, who says “the first time I listened to this song, my jaw dropped. Then I watched Charice on Oprah, and my heart sank. Her voice is AH-MAZING! And her story is so inspiring. It’s a hard song to cover, but I hope you like it! “
Always believe in yourself, and keep going, no matter how hard the world is coming down on you. God won’t give you anything you cant handle, just enough to make you stronger.
So my advice would be to find a way to keep on going, even if you feel like your dreams are moving away. It’s never really the end-you just feel like it is and usually, something good comes out of something bad, like if I didn´t lose in little big star, maybe I wouldn´t have gotten the opportunities I did, like going abroad and singing for audiences there. There will always be bigger, better things for you out there, you just have to keep on going!
Charice is also supporting World Vision.
Charice remembers how much her family struggled when she was growing up in the Philippines, so when World Vision contacted her and asked her to sponsor a 7-year-old girl named Nicka, she said yes immediately.
“When they sent me Nicka’s story, I cried,” says Charice. “I wanted to help her to go to school. I wanted to help her because I was there once, too. I remember how hard things were when I was little. I was poor. I remember having to move to another house without anything. Even though she is so little, she wants to go to school so badly. She is really smart and loves school. She is an amazing girl.”
Not only does Charice pay for Nicka to go to school, “I give clothes and shoes to her and her family. I help them with living expenses. She’s always sending me letters and her grades to show me how well she is doing in school. I love that. She’s like my little sister.”
Two years ago, she met Nicka at a photo shoot for World Vision. “She didn’t know I was the one who was helping her until I met her. When she met me, she started to cry and said, ‘You are my idol! You are my favorite singer! I can’t believe you are in front of me right now and that you have been the one helping me!’ It was so emotional. I felt so happy to be able to help her. I wish I could help even more kids. If I could send all the kids to school who wanted to go but couldn’t, I would do it.”
Read the full article here: Charice Gives Back on Road to Superstardom
This is such a great help for me! Even if I don’t win the contest, it makes me so happy to know that I got an oppourtunity to be on a website that promotes one of my favourite singers, and that my music was shared with many more people that have never heard it! — Heather
Thank you Heather!
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