Human Interest 13-Year-Old Boy Uses His 'Make-a-Wish' to Feed the Homeless for a Year: 'It Warms Our Hearts' "I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, 'Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless,' " recalled Abraham Olagbegi's mom By Jason Hahn Jason Hahn Jason Hahn is a Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter since 2017 and has interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 12, 2021 05:36 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Miriam Olagbegi Instead of getting the latest video game system or meeting a celebrity, a 13-year-old boy who was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness last year has used his Make-A-Wish opportunity to help the homeless in his community. Adeola "Abraham" Olagbegi and his mother, Miriam, have a passion for taking care of the homeless around their neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi. According to WLBT, the pair have a history of provided food to the needy every month, and they recently got added help from the Make-A-Wish foundation in Mississippi after he diagnosed with a rare disease, aplastic anemia, in 2020. The condition causes the body to stop producing enough new blood cells, leaving patients fatigued and more prone to infection and uncontrolled bleeding, according to Mayo Clinic. Abraham later underwent a successful bone marrow transplant and found out he qualified to have one of his dreams fulfilled through Make-A-Wish. It didn't take long for Abraham to think of the perfect choice, one that would continue the mission that was important to him and his mom. John Cena Has Granted Over 600 Make a Wish Foundation Wishes—More Than Any Celebrity in History L: Caption . PHOTO: Make-A-Wish R: Caption . PHOTO: Make-A-Wish "I remember we were coming home from one of his doctor appointments and he said, 'Mom, I thought about it, and I really want to feed the homeless,'" Miriam Olagbegi recalled to CBS News. "I said, 'Are you sure Abraham?" she added. "You could do a lot... You sure you don't want a PlayStation?'" With help from the foundation, Abraham fed about 80 people around Jackson in September. Ind. Dad Raises $30K on Cycle Ride for Make-A-Wish After Org Helps His Critically Ill Daughter "When the homeless people get the plate, some of them would come back and sing to us and thank us," Abraham told the outlet. "And it just really feels good, it warms our hearts. And my parents always taught us that it's a blessing to be a blessing." Not only that, but Make-A-Wish said they would help Abraham feed the homeless in Jackson every third Saturday until August 2022, ensuring that he can help even more people in need. RELATED VIDEO: Veteran Reacts to Donation Raised For His Broken Scooter Abraham did receive a few gifts from Make-A-Wish, including a new laptop, ring light, and microphone to help him start a YouTube channel, WAPT reported. He also plans to start a non-profit called "Abraham's Table" to continue his mission. "We're just very excited to be able to continue on this endeavor. It's just so rewarding," Miriam told CBS News. "If I was out there on the streets, homeless, I would want somebody at some point to think of me and to do something special for me. So, that's what I try to instill in my kids and we just try to pay it forward, by doing what we were raised to do."