The Hero I Have Known
by Grace Julius Ssembatya
To the world you are one person, but to me you are the world. You don’t have much, but we have always and still feel like we have everything. You don’t have millions in your bank account, but you have created a legacy worth much more.
You taught me love, patience and endurance. You taught me how to pray and led by example. You praised me whenever I did well and pointed out my mistakes with that gentle voice. You encouraged me to work hard in school and taught me how to read and write. I still remember your voice as you tell me bedtime stories and sometimes sat around the fire at night. I still remember everything you taught me.
Grandmother you are the truest, dearest, more than a grandmother to me. I call you a friend, sister, cousin and also dad when I lost Dad to the world. You stood alone for 20 years after he neglected ....
Join me on the Choose 2 Think Podcast to listen to Christine (and her husband David's) journey through the long and winding road of international adoption.
We cozy up and talk process, the ups-and-downs, and the dreaded but unavoidable waiting. Christine is so personable and speaks straight from her heart. Her story has a wonderful and miraculous ending that you don't want to miss.
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But there's more!
This Thursday on the Choose 2 Think Podcast, you will hear a story of a beautiful young woman named Kailen (pictured above) who passed away at the age of 25 from breast cancer. Like you, I, too, knew a breast cancer diagnosis was very rare in women in their 20s and 30s. To be sure, according to the American Cancer Society, it accounts for less than 5% of all cases.
In respectful honor of Kailen and others like her, and I want to share just a few facts that I found on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website AND I'd like to pose a challenge for you:
You may need a box of tissues nearby as you listen to Lisa’s story about her dear sister Heather.
Today on the Choose 2 Think Podcast, Lisa will help us unpack and shed light on a topic that we tend to avoid or that we don’t know much about. It make even make us feel uncomfortable.
The topic is organ donation.
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