Meet Jonah Larson, a remarkable 15-year-old crocheting prodigy who is using his talents to make a difference in the lives of Ethiopian children in need. Despite crocheting being typically associated with older generations, Jonah has honed his skills since the age of 5, aspiring to become a surgeon in the future. Known as "Jonah's Hands" online, he has gained a substantial following on social media. What sets Jonah apart is his selfless nature. He not only donates his handmade creations but also contributes the profits from their sale to Roots Ethiopia, a nonprofit based in Wisconsin that supports the Ethiopian orphanage where Jonah was adopted from. His GoFundMe campaign has raised over $48,000, with half going directly to the organization. The remaining funds will finance his trip back to his birth village, support his crochet business, and contribute to his future education. Jonah's philanthropic efforts have already made a significant impact. With the help of his supporters, he has provided essential resources to 2,000 children in his birth village, including a library, science lab, restroom facilities, and classroom desks. Looking ahead, he plans to establish a soccer team for the children, providing them with uniforms, shoes, and soccer balls. Jonah's altruism has been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, which honored him with a William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy. Despite his remarkable achievements, Jonah humbly believes that anyone can make a difference with a giving heart, starting with something as simple as a ball of yarn and a crochet hook.

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