"Positive information benefits us emotionally, physically, and mentally. It contributes to a happier, healthier life."
By Good News Network Thursday, September 29, 2011
Fred Stamm is a formerly homeless amputee whose life was turned around thanks to a chance meeting with a dog and its owner in Severna Park.
Chuck Beck was impressed with the man who gently pet and talked to the golden retriever. Afterward, Beck ended up changing the course of Stamm's life as the two became friends.
By acting as his advocate, Beck navigated through Medicaid and Social Security programs to acquire Stamm's benefits. He also introduced him to a loving community at his church, and helped him to find a part-time job and a new place to live.
(READ the story at Patch.com)
|Civics and World|
Are we supposed to be boosters or promoters? What are we supposed to be? Not destroyers of community; not extinguishers of hope. We need to think about our impact. We tend to say we don't have one; we just pass along the news. Readers say otherwise.