Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A Most Excellent Rickety Contrivance
A friend of mine has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and will be having emergency surgery tomorrow morning. Tonight I called to wish him and his wife luck; they both told me that they feel like they're "levitating" on all the prayers people are offering for them.
Among other things, this will be a major financial drain, so they're doing everything they can to cut expenses. A few days ago, my friend's wife filled out a form to cancel their health-club membership. The form asks the the reason for the cancellation, and she told the truth: explained that her husband has a brain tumor and that they can't afford the membership on top of medical expenses.
The next day, someone from the health club called her and said, "We want to give you a scholarship."
She's incredbly grateful, because she knows she's going to need the stress relief of exercise during this ordeal. I started crying when she told me about it. She said, "You don't expect a corporation to come through like that, you know?"