Marianne and I got a heads up that there would be a couple of special young men
at our table tonight at the Make A Wish Ball in downtown Raleigh...I got reintroduced
to Michael and Chris. I say "reintroduced" because I first met them about ten years ago
when they were patients at Duke Children's Hospital. Michael is now 18, and Chris is
almost 14...Both were born with some congenital challenges. Both are doing pretty well
now. And both have benefited from the great work of Make A Wish Eastern North Carolina.
We had lively conversation. Michael will be entering college soon with plans of studying
psychology, and Chris can't decide on becoming a chef or a singer. Of course, he might do
Tonight was a reminder of how fragile life is, and how strong the human spirit is.
If you're looking for someplace to give of your time and/or money, look no further
than this fine organization...
Where there is a wish, there is hope.
Now there's a coupla four letter words we need to hear more often......