Miracles happen! The school officials of Kesennuma Middle School in Rikuzentakata were in for a surprise when a strange cardboard box landed up their doorstep. The parcel came in all the way from Alaska with words of encouragement and a lost basketball! Although the ball was found in March, it was shipped over recently. Interestingly in the recent past a dock, a motorcycle and a soccer ball have washed ashore the US and Canadian shores.
Out while beachcombing an area near Craig, Alaska, a student found the basketball with words “Kesen chu,” short for Kesennuma Chugakko or Kesennuma Middle School in Rikuzentakata, printed on it. The decision to mail back the football was unanimous and the students from Alaska mailed this ‘miracle’ parcel with loads of love and encouragement to their counterparts, many of who still live in temporary housings. As soon as they opened the package, school officials joyously dribbled the ball and termed it a miracle. However it did bring back some painful memories for all.