Welcome to the Kindness Project, the podcast designed to share stories of kindness and share how kindness can make positive change in our world, one small act at a time.
Kindness Intro Chat
Question of the podcast
In 2020, Gary was the first Covid patient to arrive in intensive care at Barnet Hospital. After six weeks in a coma and a further stay in hospital, Gary was discharged home. The Mill Hill resident has since gone on to raise more than £10,000 for the Royal Free Charity, with fundraising efforts including a London to Brighton bike ride while still suffering from long Covid. “Gary is one incredible man,” says his nominator. “He is a true inspiration to others and gives up his time to speak to other Covid patients about his recovery and to give them advice. Nothing is too much for him, and I would love him to be recognised for his bravery and hard work.”
Welsh social media influencer Jessie – who has had a stutter since the age of four – is raising awareness of speech impediments through her TikTok videos. The films, which have been viewed more than 58 million times, are helping to educate people about the condition. Jessie, from Cynon Valley, set up her TikTok account last year to record videos of herself approaching people in public to tackle her anxiety. After receiving an overwhelming response from viewers, Jessie has dedicated her platform to helping others with speech impediments, deepening people’s understanding of how common stammers are and explaining how people can be supportive of people with impediments, particularly by encouraging patience and improved listening
Interview we have part 3 of our interview with Lauren Janus from Phila Engaged Giving