Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 39: Sent Encouragement and Well Wishes

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead. Some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

-Dr. Seuss

I have been overwhelmed by the response that this journey has gotten. People have thanked me for what I have done, some even saying I am an inspiration. While I truly appreciate the kind words that have been sent my way (and am very humbled by them), I know that there are others out there who are true inspirations.

I recently learned from Debbie, one of our Facebook followers, about a young girl named Katie Shores who is one such inspiration. On January 9th of this year, Katie and her mother were involved in a car accident which left Katie with critical injuries. Katie has been battling injuries to her kidney and liver in the Johns Hopkins ICU since, and has slowly been making progress. I have been following Katie's progress on her Carepages account and I am happy to pass along that as of yesterday Katie is out of the ICU. I'm not sure why I hadn't yet, but today, as my random act of kindness, I wanted to pass along my well wishes and encouragement to Katie to keep fighting. For such a young girl, she has shown such strength in the face of adversity. I am going to continue to log on to monitor her progress, and look forward to her recovery. If you get a chance, please visit the above link and send along your well wishes to Katie.

1 comment:

  1. Ryan, I am very inspired by your acts of kindness. I agree 100% with what you're doing! It's seriously astounding!

    I am currently working on a project that involves spreading kindness and happiness across the world. I would like to speak with you more about this project.

    Please, if you don't mind, could you E-Mail me? My E-Mail address is:

    I would E-Mail you directly, but I couldn't find your E-Mail address on this site.

    I would really appreciate it. I'm very excited to share my project with you, and I'm looking VERY forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    -Stephen Marro

    P.S. Keep spreading the kindness! =)