I thought I would pass along a short story and how a few of us are going to try and make a difference in one persons life. A few years back, a 38 year old police officer from Ohio suffered a stroke. A surgery ensued to remove a blockage in his shoulder (the cause) and it suddenly moved, causing a massive stroke. The news was bleak as most doctors thought he would not make it. Even if he did, he would be in a vegetable state and bed-ridden. His name is Bill and now a couple years later, with help from his friends, he came to his camp in Pennsylvania for a visit this past Saturday. Bill needs help with most parts of daily life. His speech is hard to understand, but he can manage to communicate. While mostly wheelchair bound, he stands and is getting better with a walker each day. Sadly, he will never recover. Now this story takes a happy turn 🙂
As the afternoon continued, the subject of deer hunting came up. Bill, like myself and father, is an avid deer hunter who always looked forward to opening day of rifle season. This year, despite Bill’s handicaps, he will be joining us for the first week of the Pa. rifle season. The new challenge begins as we will build an outdoor hunting shelter that will be wheelchair accessible. While this would be easy for many landowners, we mostly hunt public lands. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on public hunting lands. This shelter will be build on the edge, with vehicle access (4-wheeler, 2 seater), of our neighbors property, overlooking public lands. It will seat 2 comfortably, with heat and a portable toilet. It will allow Bill to enjoy the great outdoors again, while staying warm and dry. So the challenge begins!
That’s the feelgood story for the week, now back to our regularly scheduled political discussions.