This Puerto Rican School is Lit

Let there be liiiigggghhhttt (in my Oprah voice).

Lord knows we need some cheerful stories out of P.R. and we’re finally being blessed with one this week. Oh dia feliz!

Electricity was finally, finally restored at Academia Bautista de Puerto Nuevo, a private Christian school, in San Juan last week.

Students, teachers and faculty couldn’t contain their excitement after the fluorescent lights started beaming down. The viral video shows students breaking out in song, racing out of classrooms to chanting cheers. One teach even rang a bell to show her excitement.

Who wouldn’t dance a jig of joy when you’re in the dark for five months. Yup, five months. Academia Bautista hasn’t had power since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September.

Yet, the school–which covers preK to high school–reopened three weeks after the hurricane and has been making do without air conditioning, lights, classroom projectors and smart boards for 900 students that returned.

Let’s hope this small ray of light will touch other areas of the island that still don’t have power.

 

 

 

Rapper Pitbull Transports Cancer Patients in PR to US for Chemotherapy

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Now we know why he’s Mr. Worldwide.

‘Cause Pitbull don’t mind lending a hand to any area that needs it. And right now his goodness has reached our backyard aka Puerto Rico.

The “Give Me Everything” rapper used his private jet to round up cancer patients, affected by Hurricane Maria, in Puerto Rico and transport them to the US for chemotherapy treatment.

And shrugged off the gesture as if he was giving them a lift to the grocery store, which would also be helpful.

“Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” Pitbull told The New York Daily News.

It didn’t go unnoticed—Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez thanked the rapper for his good deed via Twitter, writing (en Espanol, of course)  “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.”

Pitbull’s generous gesture is one of many A-list celebs are unfurling to Puerto Rico like a red carpet at the Oscars. Hence, Despacito singer Daddy Yankee donating $1 million to Hurricane Maria relief efforts.

On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez joined forces with New York governor Andrew Cuomo to motivate New Yorkers to help those suffering in Puerto Rico. Oh, she also donated $1 million to charities and NGO org.

Thankfully people are listening and reacting. Let’s keep it up. For ways you can help Puerto Rico click here.