|Forum topic by Arlin Eastman||posted 05-23-2011 03:06 AM||1465 views||1 time favorited||33 replies|
05-23-2011 03:06 AM
I am a new lumberjocks member. I am a new disabled vet that had 26 years in the military when the bombing happened. I am part of woodnet.net and a friend who is part of lumberjocks found an individual who has done some modifications on a Grzzly cabinet saw 0690 whose name is lilredweldingrod. I have some equipment that the VA bought me and still need to learn how to use it for my hobby.
Durning my 6 month hospital stay the nurse was wheeling me around in my wheelchair and I observed a couple leaving the hospital in obvious greif. I asked the nurse why and what was wrong. She told me that the couple just had a Stillborn child and said that the cardboard box that they had was to put things in to remember the child by. Right then I wanted to make nice wooden boxes for these greiving parents that went into the hospital to have a child and left with a cardboard box. It really hit me hard, I am only broken in body, however, they will always have emotional greif. I want to be part of their healing process. I can no longer serve my country in the military, but I can still serve my fellow Americans. The more I thought about it I added SIDS to my list also.
That is alot to say, but that is why I am here.
-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.