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Gift of Hope culminated their series of events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring students of the school Jose Clemente Orozco Academy.

CHICAGO, OCT. 28th, 2014.- For a second consecutive year, children became teachers through their participation in the annual contest "A Story for Hope." Once again Gift of Hope offered this creative platform which allowed students from 1st to 8th grade to open the door to their world and show us the significance and importance of organ and tissue donation as seen through their eyes.

Gift of Hope brought Hispanic Heritage Month to a close while accomplishing their mission to encourage literacy in Spanish and prompting a conversation about organ and tissue donation at an early age and within their family circle.

List of winners for “A Story for Hope”

DRAWING CATEGORY:

First Place: Peter Jiménez

Second Place: Nicole Núñez

Third Place: Carlos Manuel Alcalá

STORY CATEGORY:

First Place: Brenda Díaz - "April’s Breath"

Second Place: Nathalie Espinoza – “United by a Kidney”

Third Place: Isabella Núñez – “The Best Gift”

INNOVATION CATEGORY:

Elizabeth Leyva – A book: “One action can be a miracle"

Shelby Rodriguez – A 3 dimensional box:  "A Gift full of Hope"

Juan Salgado – Poem and drawing "A Person I knew"

Iselle Martínez – A painting on canvas "Hope and Life"

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From left to right back row: Leda Santodomingo – Journalist and Television Producer, Gisela Orozco – Entertainment Editor and Journalist at Hoy, Yenia Herrera – Founder and Host of Chicago Latino TV, Penelope Alegria – Volunteer of Interamerican Magnet School, Raiza Mendoza, Manager of Hispanic Affairs for Gift of Hope.

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