A Visit

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This morning I woke up to my phone ringing nonstop. As I got up from bed to look at my phone, I froze. My phone rang about four times until I worked up the courage to answer. He waited on the other line patiently and as he greeted me, I …

Being Raggedy

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“Being Raggedy helped me to understand what compassion truly is. As a biochemistry major, when I hear of symptoms my brain responds on an academic level. However, when frail elderly residents at Buena Vista Convalescent open up to me about their concerns, emotions, and innermost thoughts, my heart responds. The …

Kelly Noah

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This morning’s visit was one of my favorite visits of my career as a Raggedy. Last week I was not able to visit because I was home for the weekend attending the TEDx Berkeley conference that my boy friend was helping organize. The last time I visited Roger I explained …

Thankful that I cared…

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It is the quality of life we miss in today’s world.   We seem to be loosing the ability to not only slow down, but to stop. Yet those who learn how, have moments that are eternal. It is a two-way gift to simply stop and be with someone.