*Today's blog is from the Madonna Workshop*
Working with special people is always a reward. To appreciate the importance of this work, we must first understand the unique people we serve, for each individual is a gift from God. I want to tell the story of a young man and why I am thankful every day for the work that I do.
He entered the world as we all do – kicking and screaming – but something was different about this boy.
“Value your time with him,” the doctors told his mother. “He doesn’t have long to live.”
The healthy baby boy she expected was instead small – really small – even for a newborn. His legs and arms contracted 180 degrees, and he had a heart defect.
“So what?” she said, “My son is going to live.”
And guess what? He did. And not just a few years either. Thanks to the fighting spirit of a mother who wouldn’t give up, a mother who saw hope where the doctors could not, this young man fought.
Now at the age of 26, there is no question that his life was worth the struggle.
I was blessed enough to meet him four years ago when he walked into my office hoping to find work and make a little money.