TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR ME.... (UPDATED 11-8-19 @ 3 PM)

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THIS MORNING, I AM VISITING THE "CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF GEORGIA" LOCATED HERE IN AUGUSTA AT 8:30 AM AS I AM DONATING MY FIRST DONATION OF 43 "KIDS SIZED" FLEECE BLANKETS FOR THESE YOUNG PATIENTS. OUR OVERALL GOAL IS TO BE ABLE TO DONATE A TOTAL OF 1000 OF THESE BY THE 3RD WEEK OF DECEMBER. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAN ADD SOME COMFORT TO THESE YOUNG PATIENTS AND IN THE PROCESS, IT SURELY ADDS SOME COMFORT TO MY HEART IN BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT.



I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE OWNED MY BUSINESS FOR THE PAST 27 PLUS YEARS (AND HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME TYPE BUSINESS FOR 47 PLUS YEARS) NOW AND I AM ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE MAJORITY OF MY TIME AND ENERGY AS I SEE FIT.

ONE OF THE VERY BEST THINGS IN MY LIFE IS I AM VERY THANKFUL TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOLUNTEER MY SERVICES SINCE BACK IN 2000 AT THE "MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA HOSPITAL" (NOW CALLED AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL). ALL OF MY HEALTHCARE IS DONE THERE AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE WHILE BEING A PATIENT THERE, MY CARE IS WONDERFUL BECAUSE ALL OF THESE EMPLOYEES ARE MORE LIKE MY FAMILY MEMBERS.

OVER ALL OF THESE YEARS, I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER ON LOTS OF VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL AND CLINICS AND THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT WAY FOR ME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AND ALSO THE ACTUAL EMPLOYEES OF THIS HOSPITAL AS WELL. THANKFULLY, MY WIFE AND I WERE PARTICIPANTS OF A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOW WE WERE ABLE TO CHANGE THE CONCEPT AND "RE-MAKE AMERICAN MEDICINE" AT THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA HOSPITAL. THIS WAS FILMED AND PRODUCED BY PBS (PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICES). UNFORTUNATELY, MY WIFE (WHO WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF THIS HOSPITAL FOR 27 YEARS) IS DECEASED BUT SHE LEFT A LEGACY OF HER OWN DURING HER YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT AND ALSO AS A PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE ADVISOR. AFTER MY WIFE LOST HER BATTLE WITH SEVERE HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES, I MADE A BIG EFFORT TO GET EVEN MORE INVOLVED IN MAKING THE HEALTHCARE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

DURING THIS TIME, I HAVE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ALSO CANADA AS A GUEST SPEAKER IN PROMOTING THE CONCEPT OF "PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE". I WAS HONORED FOR A GUY FROM GEORGIA TO BE ABLE TO BE THE INVITED GUEST SPEAKER IN VENUES SUCH AS THE MAYO CLINIC IN ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA AND ALSO AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS WORLD CONFERENCE IN WINNIPEG, CANADA. I WAS ABLE TO SHARE IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES THAT THESE PARTICIPANTS HAD NEVER DREAMED ABOUT. NOW, THEY HAVE INCORPORATED THOSE IDEAS INTO THEIR NORMAL DAILY CARE-GIVING. THANKFULLY, THIS HAS OBVIOUSLY MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PATIENTS AS WELL AS EMPLOYEES.

THIS HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL WAY FOR ME TO GIVE BACK TO OTHERS.


UPDATED AS OF FRIDAY , NOVEMBER 8, 2019..........

I AM VERY FORTUNATE THAT I WILL ALSO BE DONATING ANOTHER 43 OF THESE FLEECE BLANKETS ON MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 2019 TO THE HOSPITAL.

GOD IS JUST WONDERFUL IN ALLOWING ME TO LIVE OUT MY DREAMS THAT I INHERITED FROM MY LATE FATHER. HE TAUGHT ME AT A VERY YOUNG AGE TO ALWAYS DO MY BEST TO HELP EVERYONE THAT I COULD TODAY BECAUSE THE PERSON THAT YOU HELP TODAY COULD VERY EASILY BE THE PERSON THAT HELPS YOU TOMORROW WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED IT MOST !!!! I KNOW THAT MY LATE FATHER WOULD BE VERY PROUD THAT THIS LEGACY CONTINUES AS SUCH.
 
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dwhee87

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Way to go, EagleEye. I'm sure those kids really appreciate the effort/gift.
 

turkeykirk

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nkbigdog

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I commend you Sir for your Big Heart and Generosity. I am a Retired past president of Nam Knights America Mc. Last year I retired from the Nam Knights and this year as a Volunteer Instructor certified with Ga Post as a General instructor of Law and also a firearms Instructor..We our Chapter and other Chapters held a Christmas party for the Georgia War Veterans home in Milledgeville and held a Barbecue in the spring for 15 years now. My heart goes out to you for your love and caring. Thanks for what you do!
 
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