In the United States, we’re fortunate to have access to incredible medical care at top hospitals across the nation. Other countries are not so lucky. I witnessed this first hand about five or six years ago when Katie’s family hosted a mother and baby from Central America. The little boy had a cleft palate, and had come to the U.S. for extended medical care. It was Christmas time, and a few of us girls were determined to make the holiday special for them. I remember pooling our money, then taking the mother to Target where we had her pick out what she needed for her stay. Looking back, I’m sure she was completely overwhelmed. Can you imagine living in very poor conditions, then arriving at a Target store? Talk about culture shock!
Last Sunday, as Jonathan and I were flying back from the wedding, I read a story in the LA Times about a Zimbabwean burn victim who is being treated in Los Angeles thanks to the care of strangers. The article reminds of the good in our world–people who give endlessly, asking nothing in return. Enjoy the story.