What it means to really care about your fellow man

@deebomb (15323)
United States
February 18, 2008 3:22pm CST
I just finished reading a news story about how Brad Blauser is making a difference to some of the children of Iraq. He is getting wheel chairs to children of various disabling diseases in Iraq. These children have been dragging themselves around after their friends. Some of them have had their parents carrying them every where. The chairs are made by prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary and ultimately delivered in Iraq by the U.S. military. You can read the complete story at http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/02/13/iraq.wheelchairs/index.html It does a heart good to read such stories coming out instead of all the bombing and killings
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Yes, it always does a heart good to hear of these type of good deeds that are done. Too bad they don't get as muh publicity as the negative things of the world gets. Thanks for sharing this story that I would have otherwised missed! God Bless America!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
19 Feb 08
These are the kind of stories the do 2 thing they both break the heart because of the suffering then they warm the heart because of the caring.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That is a wonderful story! It is good to see somebody actually doing something besides complain about the war. This guy is actually doing something constructive in the only way that he can. I also think that guy on tv that does the nets for the African children (for malaria prevention) is doing something wonderful too. I'd rather make a $5 donation for a net than make the same $5 contribution to an agency that has it's top members rake in most of the dough as salary. I hope that Brad keeps doing this, it's much needed after the ravages of war have been so cruel to the children. Nice to bring this out into the open to share and have others read deebomb!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
19 Feb 08
The thing is not all these children are disabled because of the war. Many are the results of poor health care such as polio.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Pretty interesting story, I hadn't heard anything about this. I do know that it seems like we do a lot for people of other countries. I think that is just one of the things that makes the United States such a great country.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
18 Feb 08
Yes for the most part we are a very generous country