Eric Pulier has shown that he has a heart for kids that is unmistakable, and it has come through the most with work that he did on something called Starbright Worlds. I had not heard of it until a kid in one of my classes told me about many years ago, but it was one of the nicest things I have ever seen anyone do. It became this beacon of hope for a kid who had a chronic illness, and I got very intrigued and invested in seeing Eric Pulier do as much of this as he could using his skills.
I think the best thing about this is that Eric Pulier is bringing people together to help them when they cannot help themselves. It was very hard for people to communicate online in the 90s, and Starbright World was a place where kids who were very ill could go and talk to each other. They could meet someone who had the same condition as them, and they could meet someone that they could talk to for a long time if they wanted to.
I got to see kids changed by the work that Eric Pulier did on Starbright World, and he also did work on technology for kids with special needs when he worked on the People Doing Things project. These two things together made a big difference, and then it helped us help the kids while we were there at school. There are a lot of people who have had their lives made better by Eric Pulier, and I am proud to say that I know many of then from my own classes.
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