I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
Let me start by saying that I do not agree with everything in the health care bill. But I do not think that there is any person out there who does not think that the health care industry needs some changes. For years I have heard about how the rising cost of health care prevents me from getting a pay raise. In some cases, I have even had to contribute more to my personal health care costs.
I recently was afforded the opportunity to attend the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) (http://www.nacdd.org/about-nacdd/councils-on-developmental-disabilities.aspx). This years conference was held in Orlando, FL. While my kids thought it wasn't fair that I would be going to Orlando without them, I did point out that I was not going to Disney, nor would I have time. When I told them this morning that I was in meetings from about 8:30 in the morning until the day ended at a silent auction at 8:00 at night, they kind of believed me.
Clare Oasis (http://clare-oasis.org/) is hosting the Father/Daughter event The Cinderella Ball. The event is being held on Saturday October 9, from 5:00-9:00 at the Marian Center for Nonprofits. The Ball is designed for promoting family values, encouraging youth philanthropy and creating magical memories that last a lifetime.
I recently read a book about a woman who began her life living in foster homes and an institution. As a girl, she did not know what it felt like to be loved. Yet she was able to overcome the odds and become a special and successful woman.
Having spent the last few weeks at home, I am sure most of you are as tired as I am of the Primary propoganda. I have to say that 75% of calls and mail have to do with the election. I have even gone as far as ask questions of the caller when it is a live person on issues that affect me. In every case I am told we'll have to get back to you.