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(Patch)   He's seven. His mom has Lou Gehrig's Disease. He thought up a fundraiser for her, and his aunt and several volunteers are making it happen. The dust is strong with this one   ( bristol-warren.patch.com) divider line
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2013-04-06 03:34:47 PM  
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I have no experience with the disease, but the reason the story makes me sad is that a 7-year-old son feels he has to spearhead efforts to raise money to help his mom cope with a disease she did nothing to bring about.

In my opinion, this is exactly why government-underwritten (yes, tiny contributions by all taxpayers) catastrophic health care insurance is needed in the United States.

Someday we'll look back at penny-for-charity jars at the local convenience store as a sign of barbaric helplessness, not neighborly generosity for someone who needs a life-saving operation or daily medical care.
2013-04-06 03:26:25 PM  
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Fundraiser? You live in the USA without the boot of socialized medicine standing on your neck. Freedom is its own reward!
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