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We NEED this Magazine

In Love on January 16, 2009 at 3:14 am

Such an efficient use of paper. When there are dozens of magazines out there pushing for consumerism, there is a magazine like this that makes you reassured that people still do care about greater issues. Need Magazine highlights the efforts of various people, organizations, groups doing something and anything to provoke change in this often dark and unforgiving world. Read up and suscribe!

http://www.needmagazine.com/blog/

A Little Boy’s Love

In Love on December 27, 2008 at 1:04 am

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw hi hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.”

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in a bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?”

Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.

-Dan Millman.