Doctors, Families Rally for Cure for Deadly Birth Defect

Parent's Perspective News Report of Saint Louis Children's Hospital Press Conference

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Generous Hearts and Wholesome Actions

It is worth reminding ourselves that what brings us the greatest joy and satisfaction in life are those actions we undertake out of concern for others. Indeed we can go further. For whereas the fundamental questions of human existence, such as why we are here, where we are going, and whether the universe had a beginning, have each elicited different responses in different philosophical traditions, it is self-evident that a generous heart and wholesome actions lead to greater peace. --Dalai Lama


The above quote from the Dalai Lama reminded me of our members at Breath of Hope

When new members join - we know that they too have been affected by the birth defect Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and know the devastation, the joy and the struggle having a child in their lives who struggles to survive CDH. We cheer their triumphs, we worry and our tears fall with each family. It is hard watching others go through what you have gone through too. Sometimes our members need to take a break from it all - but there are always others to step forward and give encouragement. All of us with different backgrounds, some from other countries who join together with generous hearts and wholesome actions help.

And all of us together to bring Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness TM to the world, one step at a time.

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