Thursday, August 26, 2004

For Firefighter Cherry

I choose Firefighter Cherry because he volunteered his time for Songs Of Love which gathers information from chronic and terminally ill children, about their friends, hobbies, family, pets etc. and writes a one of a kind song just for that child. Firefighter Cherry was a singer who worked with Songs of Love.

We, Dogs In Service (an organization that provides trained dog/handler teams to work with chronic and terminally ill children with their physical, occupational, speech therapists as well as Child Life specialists who help children understand and cope with their hospitalization and treatment) have worked with children that have been receipients of songs from Songs Of Love. We have seen how much the children use the tapes to help them cope with treatments, isolation etc. We also worked from September 2001 to January 2002 at Liberty State Park with some of the victim's families, friends as well as first responders.

On a personal level, I want to continue to honor those first responders, both the ones that died and the ones who tried to help. I thought the bracelet would do just that. Thank you Firefight Cherry - and everyone else who tried to help.


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