A person that is hungry for life wants to eat well, live with passion and joy, and be plain ole’ healthy.
There are many people that are struggling to survive, and there are others who are taking everything they can get.
I talked to a grandmother who is fearful that her grandchild is going to die after having a bone marrow transplant. She is working hard at getting donations. You have probably heard about “Caps for Caleb.” Maybe you would like some caps; they come in all sizes. They are from all over the world. This grandmother was once my writing teacher. Did you know that people with serious medical problems reach their life time caps on medical coverage? (Will this change with our new health care reform?)
Someone else that I know well is in intensive care at The Mayo Clinic Hospital. She is a great lady in this community. Each day is a gift but her daughters struggle with each day down there as she heals. She is struggling to survive. Our hearts go out to her, and her family. Reading the Caring Bridges website entries make us want to wheep for her.
Then there is little “Hunter” with brain cancer again. He’s 10 years old, and this is his fourth bout of cancer. I think it is unfair. We need cures. Tonight on TV is Reach for Cancer Research. I know about this as it is an organization I belong to and give money to it. I hope you will as well.
My dear friend is struggling with metastic cancer, and she is fighting for her life. The treatments we hope will work or slow it down. Hopefully they will give more time with loved ones, friends and hopefully a cure. As many of us know the treatments can be toxic and may not helpful in prolonging life.
I have put some posters out for an upcoming event, and I noticed all the fundraisers for cancer patients and other patients that are struggling to live and pay their bills. Some are selling everything they have, selling candy bars, crying, and wishing there was a God that would help them. I think it is terrible that some people take more than they give.
My husband and I have been big time doners. In fact in the past year we have cut down on our donating. We use to give $13,000-$14,000 a year. When you are both retired we found we could no longer to that.
I was talking to a social worker in the cities today at the Masonic Home; we both agreed that you don’t have to look far to find someone far worse off than you or your loved one. Life is a gift!