The Starfish Story

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on the beach...

 In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean.

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“What are you doing?” the wise man asked?

“The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

“But little girl, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along the way, you can’t possibly make a difference.”

 The little girl bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean past the breaking waves, “It made a difference to that one.” She replied.



We are all gifted
 with the power
and
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.


16. Healthcare for Children

Healthcare for Children

Proper healthcare between birth and age 3 is crucial for lifetime health. The nutrition and eating habits of children today is a national problem. Healthcare that is lost, especially for young children, cannot be recovered. The poor, pregnant, single mother may lack the means and the resources to provide for a healthy child.



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Possible Programs

  1. Distribute information on healthy eating by children for health and sickness prevention.
  2. Collect pre-owed books and supplies to be given to young mothers to help them to raise healthy children.
  3. Develop and distribute information on long-term health problems caused by improper diets.
  4. Organize a support group to help families raise healthy children.


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