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March 12, 2009

Feeling blessed by others’ help

I just want to say that I’m one of the luckiest people in the metro area. About a year ago I contracted an MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection in my spinal column. It left me unable to walk unassisted.

I can’t afford a fancy electric wheelchair, and the damage to the nerves precludes me from using a regular wheelchair. My walker is too heavy to get in and out of my truck, so I just use a cane the best that I can.

Here’s the lucky part: Day in, day out, I see people of all walks of life going out of their way to assist me any way they can. Young, old, rich or poor, I see people being nothing but nice to me. For that I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.

God bless you all. You have made an old man’s life worth living one more day.

David Kelley
Blue Springs



Mr. Kelley, your letter deserves a comment. It made my day. You have been to hell and back with such a terrible infection and its aftermath, and yet you choose to focus on the positives that have come from all this. God bless you, and those whose kindnesses have touched you.

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