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Very, very grateful

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I have three things to share with those interested.

  1. We have heard from health insurance that they will pay for a new wheelchair for Hannah. This will replace the one that was stolen. We think it likely it has something to do with how close she was to needing a new one anyway because of her growth–her new one will actually be adult sized, so it should serve her for a long time (normally, insurance will replace a wheelchair once every five years for an adult). Once again, there are hoops to jump through, but the folks we deal with there seem to genuinely look for ways to help within the scope of the insurance contract rather than seek excuses not to.
  2. A colleague, who shall remain nameless, handed me an envelope last week addressed to Hannah. When I opened it, I found a personal check for a very large amount of money. We are stunned by her generosity, and very grateful on Hannah’s behalf. We made sure she knew about the above news, and she said, “You have another fund for her (her room fund), so use it for that.” All I can say is: Wow. Thank you so much.
  3. Along those same lines, several individuals have made contributions to Hannah’s fund through a link on her own blog page. We’ve written privately to these folks to thank them, as well as to those who offered the use of their wheelchairs and strollers until we could get Hannah’s own wheelchair replaced. We’re very grateful for all of this.

That someone was scummy enough to steal a child’s wheelchair stunned me. That so many people (most of whom do not know us) responded so generously stuns me equally on the other end of whatever spectrum that is. I’m spending a lot of time stunned these days, in fact, which may explain why I walk around looking that way.

Written by Donnell

February 24th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

On the other foot

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I asked my colleague John Sterling for permission to post this information that he sent me in email. He graciously agreed. The following are his words:

Biden: “I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.”  2005

This video clip is a montage of the most powerful Leaders in Washington today, on record as decrying the  so-called “Nuclear Option”.  I absolutely AGREE with them, as I did when they made these statements in 2005, when Republicans controlled the Senate.  These leaders spoke the truth, and the truth has not changed.  HOWEVER, what HAS changed, is their position of power. NOW (2010) that THEY control both House and Senate (although just barely), they have completely gone 180 degrees, advocating the very thing they so eloquently and passionately resisted just five years ago.

I DON’T CARE WHICH PARTY is in power, as long they are TRUE to the OATH of OFFICE that declares their absolute loyalty to the CONSTITUTION of the United States.  When ANY politician is in breach of that oath, they should be impeached, and then criminally prosecuted, and then denied EVER serving in a public capacity again, EVER!

John Sterling

Written by Donnell

February 24th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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