There is an angel that lives in all of us. For it is not the angel that is so special, it is that special art of bringing the angel out from inside you and touching someone's life that is special. When one reaches out and touches someone with kindness, by giving to them, caring for them, sharing, or just listening, it brings a smile to their face, warms their heart, and thus their life is forever changed, just from your act of kindness.
True angels wish to remain silent, anonymous, with no thank you, no accolade. But when that gift, that special touch from an angel heals or makes better your child's life, then no gift is greater and as the receiver, we just have to say "Thank you."
To friends and neighbors, so many of them, that did what they thought were "little things" that have helped so much; to Dr. Michael Shlaer and his staff and Dr. George Pursley and his staff, for your gift of medicine and kindness; to Dr. Christopher Vickery, Dr. John Harmon, Dr. Bruce Brown, and Dr. Richard Hertle in Pittsburgh, just to name a few; to Saralynn with University Hospital's Speech Therapy and to Rosemary Lynn at Allegra Print and Imaging for making copies of important documents and faxing at no charge; to the employees of Sunbelt Nissan and to Mike Payne, Kim and Debra at Augusta Medical Transcription who, from the start, were there and have remained with smiles and words of encouragement; and to Frank and Charlene Scharite, your strong belief and your words of faith and encouragement are a true blessing. To each and every one, thank you for all you do for us!
Most of all, thank you to my family. Thank you for the love and support that is there on a moment's notice and without even asking. And to the people who live in Lincolnton, Ga., that extended friend and family support is one that can be felt where ever we go.
Thank you to everyone. We know that without this type of caring support system, our son would not have gotten where he is today. Here's hoping that all who read our story will bring out that angel that lives inside of them and touch someone's life. No matter how small you might think your smile, your touch, or your gift is, it becomes enormously great when given.
Justin Bradley (Brad) Hall, Parents Karen McCombs and James Hall
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