A Little Perspective

21 Dec

We are all sick with bad colds.  Did I say that all ready?  We are miserable and snotty and tired and grumpy.  Did I mention that, too? 

Stop feeling sorry for us and read this instead:

Now that’s magic: Stockport boy, 14, who lost fingers to meningitis amazes friends with card tricks.

'Magic' Dean Lahan at Stockport School<br /><br />

Dean is the grandson of one my neighbours.  He lost most of his fingers and a leg to meningitis as a toddler.  He is forever in the Stockport Express, having raised funds for various charities. 

I bet he doesn’t let a common cold bug him.  He is a hero.

24 Responses to “A Little Perspective”

  1. creatingreciprocity December 21, 2011 at 16:04 #

    Excellent point – I agree totally and if it was me would probably just be complaining all the time – good on Dean!

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  2. vivinfrance December 21, 2011 at 16:04 #

    A wonderful story. Stockport must be renowned for its outstanding citizens. Stop sniffing at the back of the class.

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  3. laurieanichols December 21, 2011 at 16:10 #

    The courage of the little ones often puts us, the big ones, to shame. it is an amazing story.

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  4. earlybird December 21, 2011 at 16:37 #

    Wow! What a kid.

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  5. evilnymphstuff December 21, 2011 at 16:44 #

    Wow I’m impressed. Well we all know that the world does always its best to keep its balance: he lost his fingers — so important for a human being — but he is gifted 🙂 Wonderful!

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  6. SchmidleysScribbling December 21, 2011 at 17:14 #

    My Mom who was not the happiest person on the planet used to quote from the poem, “I wept because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.” Feeling sorry for one’s self never works. Nice story about an amazing boy, and I loved the “Diana” award.

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  7. Big Al December 21, 2011 at 17:22 #

    A very timely post and a good reminder as we all complain about the hassles of Christmas time.

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  8. gigihawaii December 21, 2011 at 17:37 #

    can’t feel sorry for myself.

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  9. Pseu December 21, 2011 at 19:50 #

    I like a bit of perspective. Thank you

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  10. Elaine December 21, 2011 at 19:54 #

    Reading about Dean puts having a cold/spot on your chin/bad hair day into perspective, doesn’t it. What a great lad!

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  11. Lorna's Voice December 21, 2011 at 21:35 #

    Still sick? Oh you poor thing(s). If it makes you feel any better, I hope you feel better. I really do. 🙂 I’m telling you, my grandmother always had brandy for these kinds of ailments…

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  12. barb19 December 21, 2011 at 22:03 #

    Amazing story! His courage and determination puts us all to shame!

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  13. sufilight December 21, 2011 at 22:15 #

    This made my eyes wet. What a beautiful boy and message for us all! Thank you for this post, I am sharing in Facebook!

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  14. kateshrewsday December 21, 2011 at 23:37 #

    Wonderful bloke. Hope you all feel better in time for The Big Day…

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  15. nrhatch December 22, 2011 at 00:38 #

    Great inspiration for us all.

    As a friend used to say . . . “Quit yer belly aching!”

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  16. Gabrielle Bryden December 22, 2011 at 03:00 #

    He is a hero 🙂 At least you still blog when you are sick – be better soon, all of you!

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  17. Cindy December 22, 2011 at 05:21 #

    Go Dean! And speedy good health to all the Buds 🙂

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  18. eof737 December 22, 2011 at 11:52 #

    Inspiring! 🙂

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  19. bluebee December 23, 2011 at 03:38 #

    Feed the colds with yummy Christmas fare – hope you feel better soon and enjoy your family Christmas, Tilly

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  20. Tilly Bud December 23, 2011 at 13:31 #

    I knew you’d all like this story. My readers never let me down. What a decent bunch of people you are.

    And thanks for the good wishes. I’m on the mend now.

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I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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