With his wife’s life hanging in the balance, world’s richest man Stephen Hawking took to Twitter on Thursday to make the world a better place by urging people to help others in need.
Mr Hawking, 79, used his social media platform to tell people to donate to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Emergency Medicine, which provides medical care to people with traumatic brain injuries.
“When it comes to our children, it is our duty to take care of them,” Mr Hawking said.
“If we don’t, we will be the first to suffer, and it will all happen to them.”
He continued: “The best way to make sure your child or loved one is safe is to donate.”
Your help is needed.
We are at a time of great trauma.
“We cannot afford to lose any more lives.”
The Nobel laureate said that, after having the experience of having his wife killed by a suicide bomber in 1984, he realised how important it was for people to take action.
“The tragedy of the nuclear holocaust has had a profound impact on me and has driven me to seek ways to help those most in need,” he said.
Mr Stephen Hawking (@StephenHawking) September 13, 2019He also shared a video of a young woman who had suffered a concussion from the bomb blast in Afghanistan.
“She has been the victim of an attempted assassination by a gunman.
The video shows the young woman crying, trying to hold on to her shattered hand.”
I have to be a bit more careful, so I am going to make a few small adjustments in my approach.
“Mr Hawking said he was “very grateful” for people’s help in making the world better, adding that he hoped people would consider the importance of not just helping others, but helping themselves.”
My hope is that people will see how important that is,” he told ABC News.”
So I am very grateful to all of you for your time and your thoughts and prayers.
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