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Alonzo and Tracy with former President Bill Clinton at the Janu- ary 8, 2009 Miami Dream Dinner.

is and will continue to be my foster mom, Fannie Threet. She was a very giving per- son. She will go without so other people can have.

accomplish, if so, what is it?

AM: i look forward to alonzo Mourning charities continuing to be successful by offering kids, families and the community even more opportunities to progress. expanding our programs, growing our scholarship fund… there is so much more.

IL: Alonzo, you’ve had the opportunity to meet with many outstanding and well-known people, includ- ing presidents, past and present. Tell us a little about meeting President Obama. What impressions did you take away from that? Of all the people you’ve met, who has left the deepest impres- sion on you?

AM: it was truly an hon- or being in the presence of President Obama, the first african american president. Witnessing this very histor- ic moment is tremendous. i only wish my grandparents were here to share in this occasion with the rest of the world.

The person who has left a deep impression in my life

IL: Alonzo, you are such an inspiration to so many people, both sports fans and non-fans alike, be- cause you have overcome huge obstacles in life and you do so much to help other people. What advice can you give to people who also want to make a differ- ence in the world, but don’t know how to get started?

AM: There are many op- portunities to get involved here at alonzo Mourning charities, but first and fore- most follow your dreams. Once you are content with yourself, share that with others. help others achieve their goals. You will be bet- ter for it.

Alonzo and Tracy with President Barack Obama at a dinner hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on October 26, 2009 in Miami. International Life Magazine

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