Once in awhile, we learn about a way to help without expending much energy or funds. There are also many organizations that take the pressure off of us personally to do something good, and there are myriad opportunities available.
Such an organization is the Eternal Wish Foundation which helps to honor the last wishes of adult, low-income, terminally ill individuals. It functions much like the Make a Wish Foundation for children.
A previous subject of an article on this Examiner webpage, Grace Martin, is the current focus on the Eternal Wish Foundation webpage. This is a not-for-profit organization to which donations are tax-deductible.
Grace is one of those rare individuals who wants nothing more than for people to carry on what she has begun. Even though she is now in Hospice care due to her cancer, she spends as much time as she can networking to make good things happen.
She is the founder of Angels Without Wings, a group comprised of individuals who are the ultimate recyclers. They actively pursue donations of goods that can be given to those in need. Countless families and children have benefitted from the organization's efforts, and the movement has progressed across the nation.
So what does Grace want as her final wish? It comes as no surprise to those who know her that she wants only to publish a children’s book that she wrote long ago. The manuscript has been distributed world wide over many years, but she knows that it can benefit so many others if put into book form. All she asks from recipients of her work is to do a random act of kindness or compassion.
Her story is about a young American Indian boy who was born with disabilities, much like Grace herself. The story is beautifully written with a moral that helps the child to see himself in a different light. Never one to let her multiple health issues affect her attitude, she seeks to help others realize that life can be lived well regardless of the circumstances to which they were born.
If you are interested in knowing more about Grace’s final wish and how you can help, check out her video-taped interview at: http://www.eternalwish.org/. Grace lives her life to proove that one good deed deserves another.