Being huge fans of happy endings here at All News Pipeline, we have to put out this story update on the homeless US Marine Vet in Florida whose amazing piano rendition of Styx' "Come Sail Away" went viral across the country. ANP's story "Help Find Homeless US Marine Veteran's Son!" takes a new turn that put a smile on our faces this morning. While not an ending, this new chapter of this story has just begun.
Days ago, homeless US Veteran Donald Gould told local news in Florida, after a video of his piano playing went viral, was that all he wanted was to be reunited with his son again after 15 years; Donald Gould has now gotten his wish.
Seeing the viral video, the parents who adopted Donald's son Donnie when he was 5 reached out after they saw the video and realized that their adopted son was Donald's son. Local news stations in Florida and Michigan helped facilitate a meeting online which we get to watch in the videos below.
A Go Fund Me page that was set up for Donald has raised over $39,000 to help get him back on his feet. Donald Gould is clean shaven, no longer living on the streets and has entered rehab prior to moving back to Michigan to complete his courses for a musical degree. A quick update from GoFundMe.:
Donald and Paul prepare to enter rehab together.
Hello everyone! We wanted to let you know that we appreciate all the support that has been coming in for Donald. He is blessed to have so many people wanting to lift him up and follow him on his journey. We wanted to let you know that 3 wonderful things have happened this week. One Donald was offered a full ride to come back to Spring Arbor University! Amazing! And he was thrilled!! Secondly he finally got to talk to his son! That was the answer to Donalds dreams! He is ecstatic! And with that monumental moment Donald took his steps the next day to enter a rehab facility!! Him and Paul are together! And I couldn't be more proud of him! Please continue to pray for Donald and Paul! The journey has just begun!! God Bless~Jacqueline Bevan