NBA star, Jeremy Lin, was greatly moved by the crisis that is happening in the world today due to coronavirus. As a result, he donated $300,000 in order to help fight against the pandemic disease.
Jeremy formerly played with the Golden State Warriors in 2010. But he rose to international fame after leading New York Knicks in the 2011-2012 season on a seven-game winning streak. He was also able to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, and Toronto Raptors, according to Wikipedia.
Jeremy Lin Is Trusting God
In a recent post from Twitter, Jeremy admitted that he was scared of the global pandemic infiltrating nations. He wrote, “Not gonna lie, I’m scared.”
But the basketball player also shared that although that was the case, he anchors himself to God.
“..need to remind myself that God is ALWAYS in control. Always,” Jeremy added. And quoting the Bible verse from Revelation 1:17 that says, “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. Then He placed His right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.”
However, there is one thing that upset Jeremy to a great extent. He expressed the disappointment towards the xenophobia presently directed at Asians. “Presumably because the virus broke out in Wuhan province,” reported The Mercury News.
He told TMZ Sports about the “news headlines of racism, xenophobia, attacks on Asians and decaying trust towards people. All heartbreaking and the opposite of God’s kingdom.”
Jeremy Lin Donates $300,000
Jeremy’s holy discontent towards the response from some people stirred compassion inside of him as well. A desire to help and reach out to the victims and fight against COVID-19. And so he personally donated $150,000 to efforts to fight against the virus’ deadly effects.
Moreover, the NBA star directed his basketball foundation in China to donate $150,000. This was intended for the purchase of medical equipment for Wuhan.
Applauding The Pandemic Workers
The former Warriors player also applauded those who were making a difference in this difficult time.
“For every fear-inducing headline, I see hope,” he said. “I see doctors and nurses fighting the front lines in China, Korea, Japan, Iran, Italy, and more. I see people helping people in countries regardless of race or background. Talk less out of hate, more out of empathy.
“Let’s talk about the man who made 16,000 meals for frontline workers.”
“Let’s appreciate the doctor who postponed his wedding, and then tragically lost his life fighting the virus. He’s a hero.”
Then he continued, “Let’s be inspired and demand justice for Meera Solanki who defended her Asian friend against an aggressive man in Birmingham only to be knocked unconscious.”
“Let’s follow suit and take action like Inner Mongolia who sent 2,500 tons of potatoes to Wuhan.”
“Let’s all do our part to quarantine, wash our hands vigorously, wear a protective mask to avoid germs spreading and do our part to share facts and preventive measures.”
“Stay together. Fight, on,” Jeremy said encouraging the people around the world.
Source: The Mercury News