Volunteers Make the World Go ‘Round

There was a time when our community didn’t offer such extensive social programming through the government. That was also a time before taxation. (Insert sarcastic emoticon here). However, it was the people of the community who knitted socks for the war effort, ran soup kitchens, organized work parties, and held up the fort in all the arenas where life had intervened causing shortfalls. Neighbours would divide their crops, families would open their homes to share what they had.

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You Don’t Know Me But Guess What? I Have Crohn’s Disease.

Heard of it? Know someone that has it? Crohn’s disease… sounds like the name of a disease for old people doesn’t it? No one likes to discuss this illness, because the symptoms are not pretty. Seriously… who wants to talk about gas, bloating and diarrhea? Stomach pains and all that goes with it? It’s not a glamorous disease that is for sure. 

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