6-8 months ago, a student from Wright State University helped out and taught at the deaf school in Accra, the capital of Ghana.  She relayed her experiences through a presentation at Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD). The students and faculty were so moved, they decided to hold a school supply drive.  I believe, for ONE basketball game, people were urged to bring school supplies.  The attached photos are some of the collection.
Through my contacts, I was put in touch with one of the teachers at OSD.  I will be delivering these supplies in the upcoming weeks.
Have you ever been told you can’t do something? Have you ever doubted teamwork? Have you ever pushed aside the notion that we are all in it together? Have you ever felt like you, as the power of ONE can’t make a difference?
Please, let this testify – ONE is all it takes.  One can be the loneliest number, but when there is ONE who is willing, many WILL follow – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Do it – make that small donation.  Say “Hi” to that unsuspecting person.  Carry that person’s groceries to the car. Pay it forward.  The trickle effect – look what it can do. ONE student impacting the WORLD as we unite as a TEAM! cliché, yes. It became a cliché for a reason. 

My boo boos

These are my boo boos. Like my bandages? Courtesy of Nurse Jane Hummer through Life Care Alliance.  Two are Hello Kitty – who I loved as a youngin – had a coloring book that bonded me and another yougin on the train to Toronto back in the day – and the other is a dude with a guitar – Nurse Jane and I agreed that looks like the guitar is stabbed through his head 😀 LOL.  

I made the appointment yesterday and arrived today at about 345 (just after school.)  We got to talking and before I knew it, it was 20 till 6 when I was paying the bill!  My right arm has….polio, yellow fever and my left arm has..Hep A and…Meningitis – I will do Typhoid orally. Damage? $495 – I called many places, that was the cheapest.  She was cool too – a hip grandma type – she reminded me of how Grandma Great may have been had she become a nurse and how my Dottle may be in the future!

On the way to my car, we passed a lady who was in Accra for 3 weeks – I’m telling ya, everyone – EVERY ONE has connections to Ghana.  Small little country with the whole world involved, I’m tellin’ ya!

OH, for the typhoid, I have a cool little bracelet to wear to remind me to take it – one pill every other day for 4 times…so – a shout out to my Bunnee. He (and I) thought I’d be home a tad sooner – the wonderful Huz that he is packed me a picnic (he was going to Westerville to ride (he has Joe’s Tri this Saturday in Cincinnati, so he’s ‘practicing’ for that) and I was going to go meet him there and read a book as he rode..I suppose I could still go and surprise him…for what? I dunno – but I could show my support 😉 ) ANYWAY – that was sweet of him, very thoughtful.

Mailed the application for my Visa yesterday…damage? $60 for application and 13 for shipping…they process them in no little than 3 days and no more than 5…I expect it should be back to me around June 4th. Everything’s falling into place…truth, after I get that – I have all I need.

Thx for reading today, comrade of mine.  I’m off!