“There are two kinds of people in this world. The givers and the takers. The takers sometimes eat better, but the givers always sleep better”
It was a Saturday night and I had to be around 8 or 9 years old. My father, brother and I were watching T.V. and I was performing my duties as the remote control. 😉 As I turned the little knob to see what was on each channel, my dads face lit up when he saw Danny Thomas. He was a big fan of his, so he told me to leave it on this channel to see what the show was about. We all sat back to watch what was a program about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the children who they were helping fight cancer. I sat back in awe of this amazing hospital and all that they do for their patients. They turn no one away and medical expenses are never an issue for the families. They then showed a story about a little boy who was just so cute with this beautiful spirit that just shined in his eyes. He had a very rare cancer and was in for the fight of his life. He proudly held up a picture he drew of warriors trying to beat up his cancer and talked about how he just couldn’t wait to get home to play with his friends again. Danny Thomas then came on to say how with only a few dollars a month we could help support the hospital and families that were in need. It all seemed so simple in my young eyes, so I turned to look at my dad and with tears in his eyes he said “Go get me the phone.” My father gave each month for the remainder of his life. My husband and I have been donating monthly for the past 21 years. This year we decided to also give a special end of year donation in honor of my dad.
I recently added a link on my blog that makes it so simple to make a one time donation in honor of someone or sign up to make that monthly donation that is so needed to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Whatever you feel comfortable with would be Awesome!!