I hope your week is off to a good start. Mine is. Last week was super busy for me and I’m glad it’s over. This week promises to be more normal.
There was lots of news last week from the USA and I’m not going to rehash any of that. But I do want to draw your attention to a non-profit that I really care about: Remote Area Medical.
RAM brings medical care (and other supplies) to remove communities around the world including Guyana and Haiti. However, more than half their medical clinics are in the USA and a lot of them occur not far from where I grew up. RAM determined that Appalachia was one of the most underserved communities in the world with regard to health care.
Below are some videos: the first is from 2008 and the second is from 2017. Not much has changed. No matter the country, there are always people who need and deserve help.
Remote Area Medical
Asa Aarons: Remote Area Medical Part Four - YouTube
RAM clinic offers free medical services in Wise County - YouTube
A while back, I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. I’d play and I’d get really sick after. So I said, “Oh shit, I can’t play my horn.” I went through a period of depression; I was really low. I’d been on this life quest to try and fulfill my potential with music, and not being able to play anymore meant I wasn’t going to get a chance to do that. But I eventually came out of my depression when I realized that rather than being depressed I should be grateful.