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 past summer, Ron Santo was enshrined in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. This occurred too late for him to enjoy it. And no one would have enjoyed it more. He did so much for children who suffer from juvenile diabetes. I have previously posted a poem which is a tribute to him. It is called “For Every Kid.” This has run on several occasions. Here is the link: http://wp.me/p1F6K3-47.
Let’s not let the children suffer just because we think we will get around to giving later, or because we think the government will do it. The children can’t wait. Let’s not let it be too late for them. We don’t know how long it will take for a cure to be found, but advances are occurring in treatment, in providing comfort, in dealing with symptoms, in dealing with fears and pain and all of the difficulties that go with having a chronic and debilitating condition. And remember, as with any chronic condition, the families of the victims suffer too. They need your help too.
Give generously! Today. Show your heart. You can donate here: http://www.jdrfillinois.org/
Ask your politicians what their plans are for helping children with chronic diseases such as juvenile diabetes, cancer, genetic issues, blindness, deafness, etc. Should our nation help them, or should these children just hope that voluntary and occasional generosity will provide some level of support? What if there had been no Ron Santo to speak up for these kids? Who will be there for kids suffering from other kinds of chronic problems?