I was reading the book reviews over the weekend.
Christopher Reeve has written a book, titled,
"NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE." The reviewer said it is very inspiring
and uplifting and educational.
This is a way that we can "donate" to Christopher.
By buying his book, we enable him to retain his financial
independence, his self-reliance, and dignity.
It is so easy. I ordered three copies tonight on Amazon
. I plan to give two as Christmas gifts.... So easy, don't even have to go to the mall, and, simultaneously give someone a gift they can enjoy and use in their everyday life.
I loved Christopher as Superman. And if you want a really romantic mood, put "Somewhere in Time" in the VCR.
I hope you all will consider this worthy cause.
Oct 15, '02
prn, I think the point is, most people on this board are not exactly Bill Gates. Yes, we are all compassionate people, and yes, I personally would like to give to at least 2 dozen worthy causes I can think of just off the top of my head. But do you send a $5 donation to everyone on your list--or do you suck it up, pick the 2 or 3 that are the most meaningful to you or where you personally see the greatest need, and send them larger donations that may actually be of some use?
We all have limited resources, and we have to prioritize. When Christopher Reeve was on the news so much a week or two ago--he was surrounded 24/7 not only by his family, but by a veritable army of skilled professional caregivers--PTs, RNs. He, and his physicians, admitted quite frankly that he was getting the very best care that money could buy.
So, if I've got limited resources with which to be charitable, am I going to send them to THE ONE GUY who appears not to need my money at all, or am I going to send it to other individuals or organizations who would benefit much, much more?
I think most folks who aren't rich have to prioritize their charitable contributions in this, or a similar way--and I guess I'm not understanding why you have a problem with that.
Last edit by Stargazer on Oct 15, '02