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Poems about health and various health subjects.

The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

Written by on October 11, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, Love & Family with 0 Comments

This coming Sunday, October 14, is the JDRF Walk in Chicago.  Walk.  And donate what you can. In a very strange political climate,  it is more important than ever that those who most need our help receive it. This includes, especially, those children who have special needs for medical care, educational needs, physical therapy, and mental health care. This […]

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Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Written by on July 17, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ron Santo finally will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.  It is long overdue. The following poem was written in 2010 in honor of Mr. Santo, who gave so much for so many kids, and especially those with juvenile diabetes.                 For Every Kid: A […]

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Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

So Hope Will Live  This poem was written as a “thank you” from the perspective of an organ recipient to his or her  donor and donor family.  It is called “So Hope Will Live.”  It can be etched with room for a photograph.   Disclaimer: I am not an organ recipient, but I know someone who is, […]

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March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

It seems hard to believe, but it has been a year since the tsunami hit Japan and severely damaged the nuclear reactor. I am re-running “Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory”. Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory How now shall the living live with so much life now gone? Nature moved the water’s […]

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That You Remember Me  Part II of II

That You Remember Me Part II of II

Written by on February 5, 2012 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Health, Love & Family with 0 Comments

This is Part II of two parts of a poem called “That You Remember Me.”  This was written in reference to Alzheimer’s Disease, which afflicts so many people and their families.  I wondered what it must be like to realize that one’s mind is becoming forgetful.  The victim must fear being forgotten, just as they are […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease:  That You Remember Me

Alzheimer’s Disease: That You Remember Me

Written by on January 22, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

That You Remember Me Part one of two parts I’ve learned so much throughout my life, but there’s much I don’t recall. I know it’s in there somewhere but it’s hard to find it all. It’s not that I’ve forgotten you, or the things I said I’d do; I remember everything but it’s hidden somewhere […]

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Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. After too many years, and one year too late, Ron Santo is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He died just over one year ago, and so he did not know during his lifetime that he had finally received major league baseball’s highest honor: to […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Written by on November 2, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

So Hope Will Live (Part IV of IV) Today we conclude So Hope Will Live. This is Part IV. Boston College has a motto:  “Ever to Excel.”  It is adopted from Homer’s Iliad. It is a great motto for a great university and for all of us, because it encapsulates a pursuit that all of us should […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient  Extraordinary Life  Part III of IV

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient Extraordinary Life Part III of IV

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

The tributes to this remarkable man continue all over the internet.  The following poem was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it might reflect the gratitude he felt for his donor. Below you will see Part III of “So Hope Will Live.”   Donate Life! Be an organ donor. So Hope Will Live  (Part […]

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Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Written by on October 10, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation, Updates with 0 Comments

This is Part II of a poem called “So Hope Will Live,” which was written last year.  It was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it is a poem written from the perspective of an organ recipient who is alive because of someone else’s gift.  Donate Life: Your life will go on living. […]

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