View Full Version : Things you have done that you are certain have changed someone's life
07-28-2002, 10:54 AM
This was inspired by wolfman's thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=127908) .
Is there something that you have done in your life that you know for certain has made a positive change in somone else's life? What was it and how did it positively affect them?
Qadgop the Mercotan
07-28-2002, 11:55 AM
As a doc, I've had about a dozen "good saves" in my career where the patient was technically dead, and I rescusitated them, to have them return to complete functioning. In some cases if I hadn't been there, someone else would have done it just as well, but in at least half of the cases, if I wasn't there, it woudn't have gotten done.
Does that count?
07-28-2002, 12:58 PM
Man, Qadgop the Mercotan, I was just gonna say something about bagging peoples' groceries.
07-28-2002, 12:59 PM
Karen Thompson lived down the street from the house I grew up in. Her Father had Multiple Scelorsis and her Mother was a hopeless alcholic so we sort of adopted her as a little sister. A few years ago, she was killed while walking home from work, by someone who simply wanted to know what it felt like to kill another human.
I was totaly blown away by the fact that she had a Garfield (fat cat) tatoo, and she contstantly carried around a spiral notebook to write in. These are two things I believe I influenced in her. I turned her into a Garfield fan in the early 80's. The notebbok thing I didn't know about untill her wake. I carry my own notebook around and brought it to her wake. When I pulled it out to keep score for cards, he best friend remarked about it, thinking it was Karen's book. I smiled., and showed her it was indeed my notebook, but boy did it ever throw me for a loop.
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