A Very Personal Note
If these beautiful words of Emerson resonate with you, allow me to speak off topic. Some years ago, circumstances lead us to the Ronald McDonald House of Roanoke, Virginia. For those of you unfamiliar with this organization, very ill patients who are in need of treatments for their diseases, are given the opportunity to stay at R.M. House, along with their entire families, for free and as long as necessary while they are receiving treatments. Roanoke is in the center of a very rural region of the state, and having two major state-of-the-art hospitals here draws people from at least a 100 mile radius. Patients can be young or old, and are usually not able to pay for their lodging during their treatments, let alone pay the bill for the entire family to stay also.
Whenever you think you have some pretty heavy problems (i.e., dirty sensor, which lens should I buy), I invite you to visit any Ronald McDonald House around the world. You will not see a braver person than a young child afflicted with a serious or even life-threatening disease. His or her ability to just go forward with each day and to smile in the face of pain and even death, is amazing and very spiritual to us.
We are proud supporters of Ronald McDonald House of Roanoke. Maybe it's our way of trying to leave the world a tiny, minuscule bit better by helping the wonderful people who work and volunteer there do what they do. If you would care to donate to this organization, any amount would be greatly appreciated.
Mr. Emerson was astutely aware of the immense positive effect the act of giving has on our souls. You cannot give your own heart any better present or medicine than the act of helping the ill and less fortunate in your midst.
Ronald McDonald House
2224 Jefferson St. SE
Roanoke, VA 24014
Attn: Shannon or Laney
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