Sunday, April 15, 2012


Yesterday, I went to a funeral for a mentally handicapped person, Charlotte. I had known her, although not well, since she was born. Her handicap was severe and she never was able to talk. She lived for 51 years. Her mother, Anna, because of Charlotte, founded Angels Place, a group home for mentally handicapped people. In those years after Charlotte was born, through Anna's hard work, the number of homes in this project has increased to 18. Charlotte's funeral was well attended, even a cardinal attended. It was said at the funeral that Charlotte accomplished more in her lifetime than many of us more able have done.

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