Sunday, August 26, 2007

A SOBERING SITUATION


This weekend my Husband and I volunteered at a Health and Special Disabilities Fair at our church. There were over 100 vendors there to offer information and help on medical issues and those with special disabilities. Everything from Canine Companions to The National Downs Syndrome Foundation was represented. I believe many people received the information they needed to make their lives better. I know my life was better for serving the community this way.
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23 comments:

Olivier said...

une cause tres importante, il y a de plus en plus de clows, d'artistes qui s'investissent pour cette cause, et c'est tant mieux.

a very important cause, there is clows more and more, artists who invest themselves for this cause, and it is so much better.

MedaM said...

Beautiful shot. Congratulation on you support. They say: „It is the heart that makes a person rich. He/she is rich according to what he is and not according to what he/she has“. You are a rich woman, Sue!

John Roberts said...

It feels good to help others, doesn't it? It's a lesson our society is forgetting too fast.

This is one of those photos that will continue to increase in interest as time goes by.

Kate said...

Last Sunday seemed to be a day for health awareness. I posted a photo about a breast cancer walk. It's sad to see this automobile because of what it represents--childhood cancer, but how wonderful that we now talk about it and are able to volunteer to give some help.

Annie said...

That little face seems to be "innocence betrayed", betrayed by illness and pain and fear. All around children and others who face illnesses must shine back hope and confidence and love. Like you did, I'm sure, Sue.

Zsolt said...

I like that in the US voluntary work has a great tradition. Its not like this in Hungary!

Sidney said...

Nice you volunteered!
The world needs more people like you!

Gretchen said...

Nothing worse than a sick child :(

You're a very good person for helping out like that.

Beverly said...

Was Cystic Fibrosis represented at your fair?

Moi said...

Kudos, Sue...a weekend well spent :)

Laurie said...

What a wonderful event. You are so giving of yourself. That is so impressive!

photowannabe said...

Thanks everyone for the kudos on our behalf but that wasn't the reason I posted the picture. I wanted to share a serious subject and promote some awareness to disabilities and abilities.
Take a look at the childrens cancer website listed on the side of the car.

bluemountainmama said...

it's amazing how serving others/volunteering has that effect! even though the focus isn't on us, it is a fulfilling and satisfying thing.

i'm sure all that good info inspired others to help as well!

Joan González said...

jeje... wai

salut

joan

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh my that vehicle makes my nose hurt. Don't know why.

We had a clock, a bird popped out and it made a coocoo sound and I thought that would drive me nuts but I got so I never heard it and it worked for years and then stopped and I never missed it then either.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting about my dad's clock.

I appreciate it a lot.

Paula said...

Sue,
What a great outreach to the community! And I appreciate your heart to volunteer. There is always more work behind the scenes than people realize. Great photo! (I plan to get caught up on your photos in the next few days.)
Paula

ruth said...

You'll probably never know how far that weekend went.

preacherman said...

Wow. That is awesome! Great picture! I think it is a wonderful thing. God bless you for your service.

Faye Pekas said...

Good for you for taking part in this great cause. And what a great cause getting all that information together in one place.

GiuCe said...

children need smile, it's a sweet job... !!!

Meg in Nelson said...

Good for you for volunteering. It could take a lot out of you, especially when children's illnesses are concerned. Put your feet up!

Lavenderlady said...

Kudos to you! I believe volunteers make a difference.

annulla said...

What a wonderful effort. Too many people don't understand disabilities, and that only makes things harder for those who have them.

There's nothing like serving a worthwhile cause. It really warms the heart and makes the world a better place. Bless you for caring enough to something.