Today's Inspiration

Boston Strong

One Fund Boston - This is the general fund that was set up by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino to help those most affected by the bombings.

Jeff Bauman is the young man who was waiting to see his girlfriend complete the Boston Marathon. He was near the finish line when one of the bombers dropped a bag at Bauman's feet. Two minutes later the bomb went off and Bauman lost both of his legs. I looked at the photo taken of Jeff being wheeled to the ambulance, after having had tourniquets applied by Carlos Arredondo, who saved Jeff's life. That photo is horrific, and iconic. Here is a modified photo, along with the story. The full photo is available at The Atlantic. I will provide a link, but you must know that it is graphic and difficult to view. 

Today's Inspiration

a nod to what inspires:

Fresh Air - Martin Bayne, who suffers from early onset Parkinson's at age 53, and is residing in assisted living:

 "I love the community I'm in; it is my home, " he says. "And the people there -- no matter how demented or how sick or whatever is wrong with them -- I feel that (it's) my responsibility to make their journey while still on this planet as joyous and fulfilling as possible."

 

WHYY - NPR - Fresh Air with Terry Gross: interviewing Martin Bayne - Advocate Figths 'Ambient Despair' in Assisted Living