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← An Open Letter to Reuel Johnson of the American Cancer Society

aquilacane's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by aquilacane

Let's raise the damn money anyhow, give it to the ACS despite themselves and make a bigger deal out of giving even when discriminated against. This is about helping cancer victims not about ignorant bigots in the way.

I was told of a story about Mother T who when faced with a million dollar donation turned it down because the wealthy giver didn't suffer from the sacrifice. What Mother T failed to see is the suffering she continued by not accepting it. A lot of children could have smiled for a bit with a million bucks. She thinks we should give until it hurts, I say we give until it doesn't. You don't give to create more pain, you give to stop it. I have no proof the story is true, I respect the teacher who told me. I hope it's not true.

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:43:37 UTC | #876363