The adventures of crutch lady....enlightenment, laughs and discoveries in the pursuit of mobilizing immobile mobility devices
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
What is inside of you?
There is nothing more gratifying than knowing that your work makes a positive impact in the life of someone else. Embraced received this email today:
"We found you through Kim, my friend who also attends church. She needed some assistance with her wheelchair and someone at Embraced offered it to her. Kim was, until recently very marginalized and living in poverty with her sick uncle and developmentally handicapped cousin as her care givers. Embraced helped her when she grew taller and needed some help with a wheelchair. Kim has now successfully been "adopted" as a young adult into a home and the Ormewood Park community. She lives with a loving family and their children part-time and her dear friend and adopted grandma part-time. She is no longer marginalized, and living in poverty. She lost her uncle but her cousin visits regularly. We are going to be donating her current wheel chair soon, because she is now able to afford a comfortable customized wheel chair to fit all her needs. Thank-you for being there for my friend Kim."
You can't help but to smile at that note. Whether it is a few hours a week or a change of careers, we all have the capacity to give. We all have the capacity to not only make a difference, but to be that difference. I encourage you to dig deep and be proactive about doing things that have a positive impact on our community.
In the words of Oliver Holmes, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."