via Houston Chronicle | by Lindsay Peyton, Correspondent
Sep. 20, 2021 | Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 3:25 p.m.
Houstonian Dr. SreyRam Kuy will have a chance to share her light – for the world to see.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, Kuy will be one of 10 individuals featured as “Inspiration Spotlights” during the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards held in New York City. Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light, said the 10 stories selected show how personal conviction and courage can create positive change and tackle unique challenges. Each tells of hope and resilience.
Dr. Kuy remembers listening to Bush’s speeches about “a thousand points of light” as a child.
In his 1989 inauguration speech, he said that community organizations, nonprofits and volunteers are “spread like stars throughout the nation, doing good.” That sparked the formation of the nonprofit Points of Light in 1990, dedicated to mobilizing volunteers to solve social problems.
After Bush’s death in 2018, Points of Light created an event to honor his legacy and those who demonstrate the transformative power of service.
“To be here and be part of this amazing work, I’m blown away,” Kuy said. “It’s such an amazing privilege.”
Paquin said that Kuy embodies the mission of Points of Light.
“Our mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action,” she explained. “President George H.W. Bush believed that the solution to every problem begins with a person who steps up and says, ‘I can help.’”
Kuy has been that person time and time again.