Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Lathams' Tom Turkey
LATHAM IS 12 YRS OLD AND HAS HAD MANY HARDSHIPS IN HIS LIFE. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE AT A EARLY AGE. HIS FATHER PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 35 WITH A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. HIS MOTHER HAS TAKEN CARE OF LATHAM AND HAS ENDURED MANY PAINS IN HER LIFE. WE WERE PROUD TO HAVE THEM AT THE FARM THIS PAST WEEKEND TO GIVE THEM A WEEKEND THAT NEITHER ONE WILL EVER FORGET.
Folks, regular readers know that I won't promote a business of charity that I haven't done business with or strongly believe in but I think that here's one we can all feel for.
The Southern Christian Sportsmans' Devotional takes in youngsters that have serious illness and gives them the time of their their lives with a Dream Hunt and /or Fishing Trip.
Not only do they host the child but also their folks' as well.
Eric is a regular reader and a member of this fine charity and I thank him for his part in this ministry and for allowing me to post their work on my site. He describes his organization and friends as a bunch of good ol' boys that want to do right. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now, I want you to look at the smile on Lathams' face and tell me that don't make you smile as well. He has a memory that will always bring pride to his heart and a smile to his face no matter how difficult his life becomes or how much pain he endures. And his mama? It's a nice bonus for her love and devotion to her boy as well.
Hey, I know money is tight for all of us but PLEASE, if you can spare a few bucks here and there, kick it their way, no matter how small the donation.
Hey, I'm gonna get the ball rolling with a pledge of at least $20 a month. Can anybody out there match me? Even one person? It'll help. No need to acknowledge, just go to their website, get their address and help a child out.
-KennyLane (aka Wirecutter)