Monday, April 18, 2011

Chronic Illness Support and Charitable Giving

Chronic illness support can come in many forms, but it begins with charitable giving. With the help of donations from the public, mone

y can be poured into resources for educating people about chronic illnesses. This includes educating the public so that they know how to deal with people who have a chronic illness, or even spot in themselves whether they have a chronic illness. Moreover, education can be provided to those with an illness so that they know how to take the best care of themselves, so that they can go on living life with as much normality as possible.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Why I Almost Killed Myself-And My Children

The world is aghast at the story of Lashanda Armstrong, the New York woman who drowned herself and her children. But as a woman who once contemplated the very same terrible act, I feel I understand her.

Lashanda Armstrong, a mother of four from upstate New York, drove her minivan into the frigid Hudson River on Tuesday, killing herself and three of her four children. There will be no birthday party this week for her daughter, Lainaina Pierre, who would have turned 1 on Wednesday. The children's grandmother "can't see them no more...can't hold them no more," as she cried to a reporter. While many people will judge Lashanda for causing such pain and ending the lives of three innocent children, I don't, because at one point in my life, years ago, I thought of killing myself and my children, too.