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One Photo On Social Media Changed This Farm Worker’s Life

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Pablo Iglesias isn’t your typical farmworker. At 68 years old, Pablo has spent the last 20 years earning a living in conditions that would challenge the most able-bodied workers.

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“I get ready early in the morning four, five I’m ready to go to work,” Pablo Iglesias said to Fox 26 in Fresno, Calif.

He does all this with only one leg.

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Originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, Pablo suffered a series of tragic events that could have easily broken a lesser man. Within the span of three months, Pablo lost his wife, and then lost his leg.

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He was 48 years old at the time. Iglesias left his home in Mexico, leaving behind family, and found farm work in California’s Central Valley.

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“I didn’t know what to do. I had to be strong […] I had to get to work,” he told Fox 26.

Pablo’s work ethic caught the attention of Rolando Saldivar, a pump maintenance man, who spotted Pablo working in the field. Rolando was so impressed he asked if they could take a photo. The photo changed Pablo’s life.

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Rolando posted the photo to social media, and it immediately viral.

The story was picked up by Liz Gonzales of Fox 26 in Fresno, Calif., whose piece on Pablo led to a massive amount of love.

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The story even inspired good samaritans to create a GoFundMe on Pablo’s behalf.

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Support for Pablo didn’t stop at financial compensation. Thanks to the prosthetics company Hanger, Pablo received a new leg for free.

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“In my 26 years, this is the first case like this I’ve come across […] It felt so right to help out with Mr. Iglesias,” prosthetist John Wettstein told Fox 26 News.

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Iglesias, who moved around with crutches, says the prosthetic immediately provided relief.

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“I put it on and it feels great. The rest of my body gets a break from the crutches,” Pablo told Fox 26.

Now that he’s on his feet again, Pablo’s next goal is to use the money raised for much needed dental care.

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“I’d like to thank everyone. May God help them. And may God bless us all,” Pablo told Fox 26.

H/T: Fox 26 KMPH News


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The 7 Weirdest Things We'll Miss About Alex Rodriguez, Who's Retiring After 22 Years

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The 7 Weirdest Things We’ll Miss About Alex Rodriguez, Who’s Retiring After 22 Years

Alex Rodriguez announced on Sunday that he is retiring from baseball. He will play his last game on Friday.

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After 22 seasons in the majors, A-Rod is walking away. In more than two decades as a professional, Rodriguez hammered out 696 home runs (4th all time, behind only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth) and 3,114 hits (only 30 people have ever accomplished this). He also won the MVP title three times and helped the Yankees win their 27th World Series championship in 2009. By all accounts, he should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but in all likelihood, his admittance to using performance-enhancing drugs (more on that later) will likely keep him out of the Hall for some time. But instead of focusing on that, we’re going to focus on something that made A-Rod great: His constant ability to make us say “WTF, A-Rod!” Below, in no particular order, are our favorite weird A-Rod moments.

The Mirror Kiss.

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We’re leading off in the strongest way possible: That 2009 image from a “Details” magazine photoshoot where he’s basically making out with himself. When it’s all said and done, this awfulsome picture will define A-Rod’s legacy as much as his accomplishments on the field and his steroids scandal. It’s as if the photographer told A-Rod to be normal, and the ballplayer’s natural response was to indulge his narcissism. We are here for it.

The two alleged paintings in his apartment that portray him as a centaur.

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Speaking of rampant narcissism, in 2009 (holy crap, that was a particularly rough year for him, huh?), “US Weekly” published an interview with an anonymous ex-lover who claimed that A-Rod has not one but TWO massive paintings in his apartment that portray him as a centaur, the Greek mythological creature that’s half-horse and half-man. TBH, if we had his hundreds of millions of dollars, we’d do the same thing. After all, when you’re that rich and successful, you can afford to give zero f*cks.

That really weird time Cameron Diaz fed him popcorn during the Super Bowl.

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When he wasn’t busy making out with himself, A-Rod spent a lot of quality time with famous women. The Yankee slugger dated Madonna, Kate Hudson, Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz, among others. (He’s currently dating Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe and ex-wife of one of Google’s founders.) This being A-Rod that we’re talking about, even his romancers were on the unusual side of things. Perhaps no other moment was as publicly bizarre as that time during Super Bowl XLV when Cameron Diaz shoved a handful of popcorn into his mouth. On paper, there’s nothing wrong with a little PDA, but the way he reacts, like a child being spood-fed his meal, is very much #onbrand.

The Slap.

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Not every A-Rod shenanigan took place out of the ballpark. Rodriguez made a name for himself for messing with opponents. Perhaps the most famous example of this took place during game six of the 2004 American League Championship Series (you know which series we’re talking about). Down two runs and trying to stop what would become one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time, A-Rod slapped the ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s hand because… hey, you gotta do whatever it takes to win right?

“Ha! I got it!”

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A-Rod has always been a competitor, which means he’s done some pretty assholish things to win. Nothing exemplifies this better than that May 2007 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, where A-rod allegedly yelled “I got it!” while in between third baseman Howie Clark and shortstop John McDonald. The ball would drop on the dirt, resulting in a much-needed Yankee run. A-Rod would later claim that he yelled “ha!” to distract the opposing team.

That time A-Rod finally admitted to using steroids.

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You can’t talk about about A-Rod and not bring up his year-long suspension for taking performance-enhancing drugs. After fighting and denying his involvement with Biogenesis, the anti-aging Miami clinic that pretty much shot him and other athletes with banned steroids, A-Rod admitted to the feds that he had indeed taken steroids. Instead of holding a press conference to tell his fans what he did, Rodriguez wrote a personal letter, in cursive and all, saying he was sorry.

This at-bat from May 2016. Just Because.

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For all the bad things you can say about him (trust, there’s so much more; we only scratch the surface), we’re gonna miss A-Rod and his weirdness. His juicing aside, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and we hope he gets there some day.


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