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Throwing a tantrum when we were young was frowned upon, but also understandable. A child may feel misunderstood and confused, and verbalizing needs or wants can be difficult. 628 more words
I actually planned and started today’s post to be three short stories about ‘good people doing good things’ for disabled people. But once I got to the story of Michael and Camille Geraldi, I realized that I did not want to consign their story to a short, 200-300 word snippet, as theirs is a story deserving of so much more. 929 more words
“I always keep a new baby with me every moment for the first six months to make sure we bond. Having a second child does not divide and diminish a mother’s love, the way a mathematician divides and reduces his numbers. Love is not a pound of meat that can be weighed or a truckload of bricks that can be counted. Love is not finite and measurable or bound by logical rule. Love is illogical and irrational. It is bottomless. There is plenty to go around whether there are two children or thirty-one.”Sadly, Michael Geraldi died of cancer on 08 March 2016. Until shortly before his death, Michael continued to practice medicine full time, providing pro bono medical services for any mentally, physically or developmentally challenged child who needed it. The couple had never taken a real vacation, and were planning to do some traveling in 2015 when Michael was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos. These two people are the epitome of humanity, of compassion, of caring for their fellow humans. Please take a moment to visit the Possible Dream Foundation website where you can learn more about Michael and Camille, as well as see pictures and bios of some of the children they adopted. These two people truly lived their lives for others. Two thumbs up to these courageous and caring people! When I first started this weekly feature, Good People Doing Good Things, I despaired that it would be difficult to find the kind of people I was looking for every week. I did not just want to feature rich people who gave away a portion of their wealth as a tax write-off annually, nor did I want to feature people whose good works might have underlying motives. I wanted people who did good things, whether large or small, simply out of the goodness of their heart, out of a sense of humanity. I need not have worried about finding these people … every week I find more than I have the time and space to write about, and that, my friends, gives me hope that despite it all, the human race will persevere in the face of adversity. Until next week …
Recently I was lucky enough to be interviewed by a group of 14-16 year old young women. This group are working with Investing In Children (@IiC_Rights on Twitter) to come up with their own aims and objectives prior to developing their research skills to enable to them to conduct research into the development of women’s rights in the North East of England. 553 more words