By writer to www.stratfordbeaconherald.com
I’d prefer to introduce you to a neighborhood hero. Her identify is Shelley Szedetzki, and he or she is my kidney donor.
It’s not like we’re kinfolk or lifelong mates. We’ve got solely identified one another for about 10 years and solely met by my spouse, who briefly labored with Shelley at First Scholar earlier than Shelley left to turn into a Stratford metropolis bus driver. To be fairly trustworthy, I didn’t even suppose Shelley favored me.
So why, as quickly as Shelley realized of my want, would she increase her hand with out hesitation and volunteer to by my donor? I don’t suppose I’ll ever totally comprehend why she would topic herself to all of the checks and the ache of the particular surgical procedure and potential dangers to herself for me.
The one clarification I can give you is that’s who Shelley is. That’s her nature and the love of a fellow human being in want she has in her coronary heart.
With all the problems going through our world as we speak, there are a lot of individuals in “energy” – of affect and of super wealth – that might have an effect on a lot change and assist so many others out by merely having a coronary heart equivalent to Shelley’s, and it wouldn’t even require a physique half. That is actual energy – the intuition to save lots of a life with out even pondering twice. If that’s your driving nature, properly, there’s nothing we couldn’t accomplish with world management like that.
If actual change in our world is to ever happen, we want individuals like Shelley – individuals with a donor’s mentality and coronary heart to step up and pursue careers in politics, enterprise, and authority. Folks with instincts like this to assist out their fellow human beings, even placing themselves on the road within the course of are the type of leaders we want on this world if we’re to ever try to attain one thing as grandiose as world peace.
I do know one thing like this “pie-in-the-sky” concept would take fairly a while, however I do nonetheless maintain on to hope that almost all of individuals as we speak, regardless of what we learn within the information, have this type of coronary heart and we are able to obtain this some day.
Within the meantime, I must merely say to Shelley, and all donors on the market – THANK YOU, from my total household and from the underside of my soul.