Prevent suffering by getting vaccine
My brother-in-law, Daniel VanDerWerken, died on Aug. 4 from covid complications.
He got the virus at the end of November (when the vaccine wasn’t available). He was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 7 and stayed for 2-1/2 weeks.
The doctors were surprised he survived, but the damage was already done. His heart and lungs were severely compromised and for seven months he was on oxygen and struggled to breathe.
Danny was in and out of the hospital six times when they finally sent him home to die with hospice. He was a big man, very strong and this virus took him down. It’s heartbreaking to watch a loved one fight for each breath.
The suffering is unimaginable unless you’ve seen it firsthand.
Please! If you haven’t gotten the vaccine, get it.
Bradt rose to meet pandemic challenge
Bradt Primary School faculty and staff met the challenge of the COVID-19 virus in our school system and met the academic needs of our children in school and virtually.
I want to congratulate them on the great job they did for our students, and how amazing they were this year.
They are caring, kind, loving, nurturing, and loyal. Parents, how lucky you are to have them in your children’s lives.
We need to applaud them for a job well done. They are the heartbeat of our school system. They are the ones we can trust the lives of our children with.
Look how many hours our students spend in school each day. The best part this year was there were only 15 children in each class. We were a family, and all the students (even our struggling students) were motivated to learn. When you meet a faculty or staff member of Bradt, thank them.
Thank you Bradt for a job well done this year. You are the best.
Biden shows he will not keep his word
One thing I’ve learned in life is that people judge you more by your actions than by your words.
Nowhere, in my opinion, is this truer than in the realm of politics.
Good politicians are careful choosers of words because they know, I do believe, that the promises they make cannot always be kept.
Which brings me to our president, Joe Biden. Biden has been a politician forever, which could lead one to conclude that he keeps his promises and/or is a careful chooser of words.
When he ran for president last year, he promised to save the soul of our country. For most people who voted for Trump, I think that meant he would unite us all. A tall task, indeed.
Unfortunately, Biden’s actions spoke louder than his words.
Within days of taking office, to the delight of many who voted for him, Biden shredded many of the actions that Trump had taken, to the chagrin of many Trump voters. For example, he stopped the border wall and the stay-in-Mexico policy, which has led to a crisis of untold proportions.
Among other problems, thousands of immigrant children have now gone missing. Most recently, Biden promised to not leave Afghanistan until everyone who wanted to get out was able to get out. That clearly is not the case.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans and American allies were left stranded and are now in hiding.
For many of us, President Joe Biden is a politician who doesn’t keep his word.
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