Feel-Good Friday

Meet NBA basketball star Bismack Biyombo.

I rarely give credit to professional athletes – especially NBA players – but Bismack is an exceptional human being. Bismack has decided to donate his entire salary to build a hospital in his home town.

Bismack Biyombo, returning to the NBA after a year as a free agent, has announced he will donate the entire $1.3 million value of his contract to the construction of a hospital in his home town in Congo.

Taking last season off to care for his sick father, who passed away in August of 2021, Biyombo said he became aware of just how fortunate he was simply to be able to bring his father to the hospital.

I’ve noticed that many people do amazing things after they suffer through a tragedy.

The announcement was made last Friday, two months after Biyombo signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.

The construction will be carried out through the Bismack Biyombo Foundation, which uses the star’s success as an NBA player to help those in the DR Congo. During the early pandemic, the Foundation delivered $1 million in medical supplies to hospitals across the country.

Just an amazing gesture. Biyombo is playing for the Phoenix Suns, who are a very good team this year. Here’s hoping they win it all, so Biyombo can be a champion on and off the court.

Advertisement

6 thoughts on “Feel-Good Friday

  1. These feel good stories remind us that there are good people in this big world. I think the good ones out number the loud & disgusting ones.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good for him.
    I wish the ME ME ME, one-on-one with 8 guys watching aspect of basketball hadn’t convinced me to stop watching.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s