I met Shawn a few years ago. She is my hero as she is everything I've ever wanted to be. Perfect, no...and doesn't claim to be. She's been challenged with life threatening illness more than once. She is a true miracle. Shawn has more inner strength than anyone I have ever known. She's helped me learn and taught me to grow from my mistakes. She gives me hope when I have none. She believes in me and helps me to believe in myself. Shawn is an amazing woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and true friend. I only wish I could share what my friend, my hero means to me.
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Pat M. from Miami JUNE 2, 2009
Nice story... You should have married that guy with the pure heart!
Norman from Cayman Islands JANUARY 10, 2009
Wow!! wonderful lesson learnt. It's often hard trying to assist where you have reservations but then, not all that ask for help are cons, some are truly in need of help. Thanks for sharing.
Karen M. from Seattle, WA DECEMBER 30, 2008
This story is so symbolic of the times we live in and how jaded we can become. Especially now, with the recession, we have become even more so. But now, more than ever, during these trying times as human beings we have to realize that caring for our fellow man, woman or child without judgment and expectation of return is one of the best things we can do for both the person we're helping and ourselves.
Alfred C. from Karonga, Malawi NOVEMBER 22, 2008
Different people look at things differently
but sometimes it is good to help as we never know who will help us.
April from Arizona NOVEMBER 13, 2008
I understand why you were being cautious and there are some truth to what you have said here. It is very hard to tell who is telling the truth and who isn't. I agree. Yet, your friend's kindness truly touches me. It's glad to know there are so much kindness out there in the world. Good story. Thanks for sharing.
Fort Payne, AL NOVEMBER 10, 2008
I will look at these situations differently from now on. If you can help one it's worth it. Thanks.
Allan P from Goa, India NOVEMBER 8, 2008
This is an amazing story. In our race for "better living," we have forgotten how to live. We have become a humanity without humanitarian values!