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Making a Difference (Madieu Williams) #979983

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Calaba Town, Sierra Leone: Ron Allen) Minnesota Vikings football player Madieu Williams†, who returns to his native Sierra Leone to help poor communities, featured; scenes shown of Williams visiting a school with volunteers from Healing Hands, football player D'Qwell Jackson† and dentists, plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Flores†† examining a girl disfigured by a tooth infection. [WILLIAMS – says he sees himself in the children; says NFL stands for “not for long” and he has other interests; comments on naming the school for his mother; talks about his gift to the University of Maryland to help places like Sierra Leone.] [Volunteer Donna AVILA†- says it’s emotional to see the kids bright and eager.] [FLORES – comments on the lack of medical resources.] [JACKSON – promises to make sure the girl has an education.]

Williams, Brian;
Allen, Ron

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