The Good Deed of the Day That Won't Cost More Than A Dollar!
I have a practice I use called "Educational Procrastinating". This process involves learning about new topics that I know nothing about to avoid writing papers, working on presentations, and anything along those lines. Today, after hearing of a good friend's younger sister, I decided to research MPS, a disease both of them suffer from.
Mucopolysaccharidoses, or MPS, is a disease where the body is unable to produce specific enzymes. Now, these enzymes help recycle cellular material in the regular human body. However, without that, there is progressive and painful damage to the following areas: heart, bones, joints, respiratory system, and central nervous system.
I like to consider myself a good friend to those that I love. Recently, a friend's younger sister, Savannah Prince, who suffers from this debilitating illness had to have major surgery. A majority of us have experienced a high school prom or other similar formal and know that this ritual is important. Can you imagine the letdown of missing this and being stuck in a hospital bed?
Now, I'll admit that I'm no doctor- nor will I ever be or have that desire. However, having a shunt drained and having surgery that involves going around the jugular vein sounds both painful and incredibly dangerous. Savannah has had to have both done, among other surgeries. To make matters worse, she has suffered from a series of complications from the surgery.
If you want to make someone's day, here is what you can do. First, write a letter to Robert Pattinson requesting for him to send an autograph to her. Since this is circulating across the web, I am not going to give out the family's address. However, this young woman has many supporters in the Atlanta area and I am trying to expand that. In this letter, here is what you need to include: Savannah Prince; suffers from MPS, a debilitating illness; high school senior who missed prom due to surgery; and elaborate as you wish. After that, send it to this address:Continued on the next page