What are the worst days of your life? These people didn’t have to guess:
“Officer down!” echoed on the radio. Jared MacDonald, a 42-year-old policeman, was shot in the back. The bullet nicked his spine and left his foot and leg in unbearable pain.
Jack, the eldest of three brothers, age 9, had a sarcoma tumor in his femur. To save his life, his leg was amputated.
56-year-old Julie had a stroke and was on the floor for three-and-a-half days. When she was taken to the hospital, most of the left side of her brain was dead.
These were the stories of people I met while I was a patient at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, four years ago. I was the one with the stroke, and I can tell you that an unlooked-for gift can make a huge difference at this point in a person’s recovery! A total stranger, standing by the hospital elevators, had armloads of teddy bears when I was there. He gave me a 2-foot bear, and the wonder and hope I felt were incredible!
So now I’m going to be the guy with the teddy bears! Your $10 will give one of the stuffed animals from my site (at cost) to a patient at Spaulding. I’ll visit Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital once a month with the Compassionate Gifts you’ve bought and give them, with an encouraging word, to the patients there. Give a gift, touch a life!
Give often and give generously!