Awhile ago I posted this poem and my comments below on another site. I felt than that it had so much meaning for all of us. This poem was written by a teenage girl in New York City who was undergoing cancer treatments. I started this site and the promise cards, because I felt that all of us can make a difference in the world. Sometimes the smallest things can touch people's life. This poem was a gift from this girl to all of us. It made a difference in my life, and I'm sure many others as well. I don't know what happened to this young girl. I hope she is doing well.
I would like to send my own message to this wonderful young lady. I don't know your name. I wish I did.You should be proud of yourself. Most people go their entire lives and never really make a difference by touching the lives of others in a special way. Your poem touched my heart. It helped me realize that maybe I should slow down. Maybe I should tell my wife I love her more often.Try to be more patient with my son when he wants and needs my attention. Just once I will try to realize the precious gift of life we all have. Thank you for your gift. I wish you well, and God bless you.
This poem was sent by: Dr. Dennis Shields
Professor: Department of Developmental
and Molecular Biology
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461