Twins turning their lives around rewarded by Outlook Foundation
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Addicted to drugs, in trouble with the law and headed nowhere fast? That was the life of two Las Vegas teens but not anymore. They have turned things around and they're being rewarded for that by the Outlook Foundation.
It is like Christmas morning for identical twins Aarik and Aalik Poeling. The two are unwrapping brand-new laptop computers courtesy of the Outlook Foundation.
Aarik told us, "I was surprised. I was thrilled. I was so happy."
The twins are students at Desert Rose Adult High school. A far cry from the life they once lived.
Aalik remembers, "I was broke, depressed, and headed nowhere good. Drugs weren't making me happy any more."
Brother Aarik says, "I was addicted to meth and heroine. And I went to a drug court program. Seriously I think the judge saved my life."
A friend told the twins about Desert Rose and they jumped on. They're doing well and thriving. So the Outlook Foundation, which gives computers to students and military members, wanted to reward them.
Founder Jon Iasiuolo says, "I don't draw a salary. They are my answer. They are my inspiration and now I'll find another two and another two and another two."
Jon started the Outlook Foundation after suffering from kidney failure. He wanted to make his life count. He told me he actually thanks God for kidney failure, because in his case, it led him to fulfill his life's purpose -- helping put computers in the hands of deserving people.