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    Jason Isaacs showing the true meaning of the holidays

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     montebubbles was invited by a friend to attend Sunday's fundraising gala for CNN Top Ten Hero Susan Burton's A New Way of Life Reentry Project, hosted by actor Jason Isaacs. The organization provides housing and other programs to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles. In the video, Isaacs is seen doing magic tricks and having a playful moment with Parris, a 4-year-old boy who with his mother and sister were former residents in the program. Isaacs' wife has produced a documentary on the organization founder, and the actor had met the boy when Parris was a resident.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Jason Isaacs shows how one person can make a difference. To use a statement from TV's famous cartoon "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", you take one step at a time. As he has taken each step, he has become more involved in the project for A New Way of Life Reentry Project founded by CNN Hero Susan Burton.

    We had the opportunity to speak with Jason Isaacs at the Beauty through Adversity event and discovered he is an individual that not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Through the entire evening when we were there, we saw him do more than a typical host would do. He wrote the script and then personally made certain each individual presenting was on the same page. It has much to do with 2 things, what he learned from his mother growing up and his marriage to Emma Hewitt who created a documentary based upon the project that the gala was being held for.

    And of course, I couldn't resist asking him in closing about Harry Potter.

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