I would like to dedicate this post to Duane Moore, a fellow LJ, and a true positive spirit. As some of you may know, Duane is battling Cancer, and has started a donation fund to help sponsor the medical bills. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t really mention this, but these are non normal circumstances. Duane and his family already have enough to deal with, and if we as LJ, as a community, as a humane group as we so often call ourselves can relieve them of an additional a medical debt to deal with I think it would be the least we could do.
In the Hebrew alphabet each letter is associated with a number, ‘A’ would be ‘1’, ‘B’ would be ‘2’, and so on and so forth. When you add up the numerical values of the word חַי (pronounced “chai”) whch means ‘alive’ or ‘living’ it comes up to 18. In the jewish tradition, $18 (or other currency) is commonly given as a symbolic gesture for giving, and a wish for good life. I would just like to ask fellow LJs if you please could donate that amount to Duane’s cause.
I know we all have our own difficulties, and finances to deal with, and I wouldn’t go ahead and support each and every LJ’s medical plan on a regular basis, but again – I think this case is different. Much different. In this case, this would at least ease the burden on Duane’s family with one less thing to deal with and worry about. They should focus on other things at the moment.
Now, to put things in perspective, what does $18 equates to?
1. Less than half a 10” saw blade
2. 1 x straight router bit
3. 2 x QTs of TiteBond III glue
4. Less than a can of Poly finish
5. 1 diamond sharpening plate
6. 4-6 bdft of locally grown lumber
7. pack of sandpapers
8. 2 clamps
and the list goes on – now a whole lots much for us that do spend that much on a regular basis from time to time to stay with this hobby.
I am not looking for responses, nor trying to push anyone to donating something they do not wish to. All I’m asking is for each and every one of us to look deep inside, and ask ourselves – how would $18 really affect our lives right now, and how much taking off the medical dept would change Duane’s family’s lives these days.Can we spare to spend less on something else this month to help others in need?
If you do find that the cause is deserving like I do, you can donate anything you’d like right here on Duane’s page:
Thank you for reading, and bless you all.
-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.