Saturday, July 05, 2003
      ( 4:00 PM ) AnGeL  
Mercy flight to bring family together A DYING man's wish was granted after he was reunited today with two members of his family he thought he would never see again.

Jason Grey is suffering from the inherited fatal disease cystic fibrosis.
He moved to Brisbane a year ago with his mother and Debbie and his younger brother Mitchell, who also has cystic fibrosis.
Mr Grey has been too sick to visit his brother Christian and nephew Jeremy in Sydney.
But the family was reunited today after not-for-profit organization Angel Flight flew them to Brisbane.
Mr Grey, 24, has been waiting for a triple heart, lung and liver transplant at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital.
If the operation goes ahead, it would be an Australian first.
Angel Flight is a group of around 80 experienced pilots who donate their time and the use of their aircraft for the service.
General manager, David Courtney, said Jason's condition had deteriorated rapidly over the last few months.
"He asked the Cystic Fibrosis Association if they could organize something like this for his mother," Mr Courtney said today.
Pilots donated the time and the use of their aircraft to help people such as the Greys, he said.
"It's given meaning to their flying, rather than just getting up and flying around the sky just for fun," Mr Courtney said.
"There is not a lot of time left for Jason unless he has a transplant and there is no donor," he said.

Nice to see a Good Story on the news for a change.... #

      ( 3:41 PM ) AnGeL  
Thought I had seen it all... Out of curiosity I went to check out a site "about face" (IF YOU HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO!) that had linked me after an extreme amount of patience it finally loaded, not seeing why it took so long, I read some of the comments on the first subject: herein asking the owner of this blog to remove their names from the links, after "selecting all" one can see that he has listed everyone he could find links to from TECHNORATI His side bar states this: "Welcome to my experiment. Through my very own blog, I hope to document my very own contradictions. Hypothesis: I am a walking, typing, living contradiction. People point this out to me on occasion, but I've never caught myself in the act. Condition: Each post will reflect my current opinions. I expect that many, if not most, of my posts will contradict. There will be naive attempts to weave contradictions into the same web of understanding, but do not be fooled."
not fooled here BTW... Just thinks you must be really bored...
I suppose we all need something to do, but isn't there more constructive things than this to do with idle minds than try to rack up undeserved scores or links? Have we discovered the original found a closet link whore? #

Tuesday, July 01, 2003
      ( 12:58 PM ) AnGeL  

Looking around, seeing I have not expired after all, counting blessings for all that remain. This has been a most trying last couple of weeks. Perspective of problems are amazing when one looks closely at others. My car has been totaled, and insurance is a pain in the rump to deal with, especially when the 2 ton mail truck that hit you is a "fed vehicle" and of course the driver does not want to except responsibility for the accident..(might loose his job, if admitted he was not paying attention). Without an eye witness... Without hiring an attorney which would probably cost more than it's worth, will let my insurance cover my loss. (well at least part of it)
I have discovered again, that life is not fair, any way you squint to look at it. Replacing the 'book value' of something does not mean it can be replaced, nor the time and energy it takes to attempt to.
You wouldn't think by looking at it that there could be that much damage done... Just the quarter panel back, on the passengers side. But when the adjuster started adding up parts and got to $8000.00 their computer pops up the red flag and says stop now...Not caring that there was still another $3000.00 to go to finish the estimate. Now try finding another '92 dodge stealth, with less than 100k miles, with all the bells and whistles and in prime shape. DOHC Fuel injected...From looking beginning to think it was a one of a kind.
On the bright side, I have found a band aid. Settling for a 99 firebird....33k still under warranty, no blemishes etc... But back to the payment thing. With a few minor adjustments thinks I can learn to deal with it without growling every time I look at it. Which brings me around to .. How do we get so involved with cars anyway?... After all it is a box with wheels that get us from one place to another. (hopefully).....
On to other things, one of the ladies I take care of, caused me to shake my head a lot this past couple of days.. She had a "kitty"....16 or 17 years old, knew it would be hard when it passed away.... She comes out of her room and announces "Ben" is dead. Do you want me to throw him in the garbage?" It is beyond me how a creature that has given you 16 / 17 years of its life should be tossed anywhere.. Where's the respect? THEN I remember, that is why she is in my care. Not able to do "Right Thinking" is a large handicap. Lord, but by the grace there go I........NOT!!!!!!!!
Licking my wounds has been a full time job this past couple weeks, maybe now I can get back to posting what goes on in my little world, as I see it, Remembering to stop and check the pulse of all oncoming Fed Employees driving Mail Trucks headed my way at my green arrow lights, before I proceed thru the intersections.

Thank You for your kind comments and thoughts....


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