Tom Joyner Awards a Tearful Ella Edwards 10k on the TJMS

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    Ella Edwards, the mother of a college student who died in 2009 unexpectedly  launched an online petition asking the loan company First Marblehead Corp to forgive a $10,000 student loan taken out by her son Jermaine Edwards, that  she could not afford to repay,

    Edwards, a 61-year-old who works part-time as a seamstress, had gained over 195,000 signatures for her online petition on the website Change.org. Her son was only 24-years-old when he died of “natural causes.” He was studying music production.

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    33 thoughts on “Tom Joyner Awards a Tearful Ella Edwards 10k on the TJMS

    1. The very best to you Tom Joyner and your family, may they continue to be Blessed each and everyday they on the earth, Nothing but Love and true guidance each day. Your are blessed

    2. Tom Joyner, I was brought to tears this morning while getting dressed for work listening to this woman’s painful hardship. My heart just broke. You have a big heart and you are a God send. I love your show and I try to never missed a day.

      I spoke about your kindness at work this morning and called my best friend to tell her about your compassion for this grieving mother. You are truly a Blessing to human kind. May you and your family continue to have God smile upon you all. I am so touched and overwhelmed by your generosity. You are now a bona fide HERO in my book.

    3. I WOULD LOVE TO THANK TOM JOYNER SOO MUCH FOR PAYING OFF MS ELLA’S LOAN. MY NAME IS MAYA AND JERMAINE I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD SON NAMED JEREMIAH AND I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT WEIGHT ON HER. AND WE ALL DIDNT KNOW THAT THIS WOULD BECOME SO BIG BUT I THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU TOM AND YOUR WHOLE SHOW, THANK YOU FOR EVEN LISTENING TO HER SHOW.

      • I sorry i meant to say thank you for listening to her story. Now she can live her life and focus on loving her grandson and seeing her son in my son since he is the closes thing she has to her own child. We miss you Jermaine!

    4. I am in tears right now! You are such a blessing Tom. I hope now Mrs. Edwards can rest easy. Don’t tell me God don’t have Angels right here on Earth!!! Love Tom! Your cup will always run over!!

    5. Dear Tom, I love your show and listen Daily. This morning your show brought tears to this grown man eyes. I was wishing I had the money to give nice lady. Her story needs to be shared. What she went through is terrible and the story just kept getting worse. When you offered to pay the debt. I was done, I could not drive another foot. I just stopped my car and thanked God! Who said you don’t tithe! Thanks for always paying it forward and being a blessing to a nation. Also, thanks to Jackie for bringing this story to light. She does a fabulous job finding great stories to share. I am so full now and my problems seem so unimportant
      Now. Be blessed!

    6. What a blessing to be able to give back. Thanks Tom – your ultimate reward is ahead. Someone should be investigating why the life insurance didn’t pay off and for whatever reason – they should be required to give back her monthly premiums that were paid

    7. God Bless You Tom Joyner. Thank you so much for coming to the aid of this nice lady. I believe God blessed you with the resources you have and continues to do so because he knows he can count on you to use them to bless others. Love and appreciate your show!!!

    8. OMG !!!! I could not hold back the tears listening to The Tom Joyner Show this morning…..What A Heart…..God Bless You REAL FATHERS REAL MAN !!!!!!!

    9. I was driving in my car when I heard this story. I had to pull off the road because I could not hold my tears of joy. Just at that moment, I was asking God, (as I am sure many other listeners were doing), to help Ms. Edwards. And just then, without hesitation, Tom Joyner earth Angel was an answered prayer. Some of you may tease Tom for not going to church,but NO one can say, that he is not a man of God. We all should aspire to help someone in need. Blessing to you all.

    10. Dear Mr. Joyner, I love listening to your show each morning before I go to work. I enjoy the laughter and fun. But today, you really touched my heart and I wanted to pull over and cry. I know they joke with you about your faith and church attendance but if you have done some things compassionate, today was truly one of them. If I had $10,000, I would have and just as the thought went through my mind, you spoke up. I want to personally thank you for blessing the 61 year old mother who’s son at age 24 died of natural causes. Then to add to her grief, the student loan company that would not forgive the loan. For her to have to come out of retirement, work and pay a loan and with the bill collectors hounding her while she is desparately trying to heal from her loss, your payment of the bill in full was tremendous. I could not even imagine but to hear that mother cry and say all she wanted to do was find her son…. well, again, I want to say thank you on behalf of that mother for your generosity and God bless you. There are still people in this land who truly care, love and feel the pain of others. This was went to the top of my list. Love and support from OKC. THUNDER UP, BABY!!!!

      We love you in Oklahoma too.

    11. Just listened to the audio. I am in tears here at work. Tom, THANK YOU for being such a giver. We already know you are blessed but this is something special. I feel like you gave this gift to my own mom. I guess we’ll have to give you a pass on church for the rest of the year! That “jinx” thing…hmm, let me give that some more thought…… LOL!! :-)

    12. Tom, I have always said you were the man, when people in my office talk about how Steve Harvey is doing his thing I always say to them he is not a Tom Joyner and they always ask me why do I hate on him and I tell them I’m not hating on him I just know that Tom has a caring heart. The very first time I started listeing to him and following him I have always known him to give back. I personally won a trip to the Family Reunion 2 years ago and met him personally which was awesome. Today he just proved what I have been saying all the time. Love You Tom, keep doing what you are doing…….

      Sabrina Bolden

    13. I don’t usually do this. I just came in to work and put on your rebroadcast. You were interviewing this woman who was killing my heart. When you told her you would take care of this loan I started balling in my office. I am the director of HR and look kind of crazy crying in my office. Tom you are the man. Those crazy prices yawl charge for the cruise make sense for this, even though I’ll never be able to afford to go. Keep on doing what you do. I am and will always be a faithful listener.

    14. Tom thank you so much for all you do. You are another example of when God gives, it’s the very best. YOU are the very best! I can’t put into words moved I was by your generosity and kindness. God will continue to bless you beyond measure!

    15. Mr. Joyner, I listen regularly and appreciated this particular segment very much. I would think that it has to be somwhat difficult to verify the authenticity of most of the stories you hear. I must admit that this one sounded legit and to help her in this instance went way beyond financial. Thanks for your continued support of us “Oldheads” through your conversation and music.

    16. My prayer for you Mr. Joyner is that GOD will continue to enlarge and increase you and your organization for all that you do. GOD bless you for the work and kingdom buliding you do with HBCU’S , communities

    17. OMG!!! This morning listening to this lady cry; OMG!!! I to have lost a son so I immediately felt her pain. Just to hear her say “she needs to find her baby”, before I knew it tears were streaming down my face so heavy and i was sitting at my desk and could not control those tears. May GOD continue to BLESS you Tom. As soon as I heard Tom say he would take care of the loan, OMG more tears!!! Tom LOVE YOU!!!

    18. Tom I was driving to take my kids to school when I caught the tailend of Ms Edward story, she brought me to tears.You are a good man! moreover, I listen to your show every morning.I love you all!

    19. Tom what a BLESSING you are!!!! I LISTEN TO THE SHOW LAST WEEK AND HEARD ABOUT THIS SO WHEN I TUNE IN THIS MORNING AND ACTUALLY HEARD HER VOICE I HAD TO PULL OVER THE TEARS ROLLING DOWN MY FACE!!!! OMG AND WHEN U SAID YOU WOULD PAY THE LOAN OFF I STARTED SHOUTING THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! GOD IS WORKING THROUGH YOU!!! STAY BLESSED!!!

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    21. I am so thankful that God has blessed you, and you bless others when He moves you to, Mr. Joyner. You act the way a real Christian should. I was actually in tears listening to this mother this morning and out of the kindness of your heart you unexpectedly helped her!

    22. What a Blessing you are..Tom I was preparing my lunch for work and heard Mrs Edwards story which was sad to hear the tears began to rolled down my checks and wouldn’t stop, just to hear the pain and hurt in her voice. I want to say that you are truly a Blessing and may God continue to bless you and your family. I love listing to your show each morning

    23. Tom I was driving to work this morning when i heard this interview. It literally brought tears to my eyes and I am so thankful that you were moved to do this kind gesture for Mrs. Edwards. I love your show and I love you guys. May God continue to bless you!

    24. I was driving to work and heard the interview about this sweet lady. When you said that you would pay her $10K plus loan, it brought tears to my eyes and thanked God for moving on your heart in such a blessed way. Mr Joyner, God WILL bless you over and over for your generosity.

    25. You blessed my husband and i this morning Tom by helping this nice lady. Thank you for allowing God to work through you and be a blessing. I wish all people with a platform like you had your heart. God bless you and your family.

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