Jill has this lovely segment on her blog ‘Good People Doing Good Things’. I urge folk to read this and here is a wonderful example.
His name is Damien, last name unknown, and he is 13 years old. Let me tell you a bit about Damien. He was placed in foster care at a very early age, and as so often happens, has been bounced from one foster home to another. When he was eight years old, Damien’s kidneys both stopped working and he was diagnosed with a serious kidney disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. The only cure is a kidney transplant, and meanwhile Damien must spend more than 12 hours per day hooked to a dialysis machine.
There is a rule in the medical community about transplant recipients … they must have a stable home — homeless people are not placed on the list because they tend to have more complications. Much of the time, Damien’s only home has been a hospital, when foster homes have not worked out, often because of the intensive care…
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