Another member of a Rotary Club in Woodland Hills shared this story. The Rotary organization's original focused was to serve the needs of those with polio. Recently the disease has been nearly eradicated and not as much of a threat. Thus the organization has shifted its focus.
In the early treatment of his disease he was kept in a grey metal suit that held his whole body together. He laid in bed and was surrounded by eight other people who suffered the same diagnosis. After his stay in the hospital, it was suggested that he be moved to an assisted living place. His family wold have nothing to do with it. They have kept him in his own home and he is doing quite well.
Recently, his dental needs were brought to the attention of the Rotary club. They are providing the badly needed dental needs for this gentleman. This story is a true blessing of the kind things that are going on in the world.
Northridge Kiwanis spent the day covering the valley with flags on behalf of Shephard of the Valleys plan to celebrate a tremendous 4th of July. Several weeks ago they helped sponsor the Senior Dance and recognition affair. It was amazing to see how many vibrant seniors are doing their incredible acts of Random Kindness. The following day there was an event sponsored by the Kiwanis where they were selling balloons to pop with prizes to help promote their causes.
During my visit to the Kiwanis in San Fernando I found that they had a a really unique program that provided shoes for those kids who otherwise would not have any shoes on their feet. Sharing this story with the high school students in Echo park, they dreamed of a similar program being offered at their school.
It is great to recognize there are so many groups of people who are working on the better behalf of our world.