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Shoppers failed to demonstrate compassion for granddaughter



This letter has nothing to do with politics, religion, what country is at war with another country, etc., all the happenings that seem to be important in our daily lives.

This letter is about caring and concern for someone. I know during devastations like tornadoes, floods, natural disasters, as a people we pull together to help each other out.

This is what I am talking about. On March 21, my granddaughter, who is nine months pregnant, was at Wal-Mart to pick up medicine for her son. She had also been sick. She felt so bad she sat down on the floor. She thought she was going to pass out. Not one person stopped to say "Can I help you? Are you alright?" They all either walked right around her or pushed their carts around her.

My question is, how can so many caring, compassionate people care so much during devastations, but not stop to help one very pregnant woman on the floor, who most definitely would not be there had something not been wrong?

It made me furious, as I had to take her to the hospital where we spent four hours getting fluids by IV. She was dehydrated.

I put no blame on Wal-Mart as it could have happened anywhere. I am wondering just how many people out there at one time could have used a "Can I help you? Do you need some help?" Those two small sentences could be oh so appreciated by someone in distress or maybe even save a life.

As a Christian I do not want to stop believing in the goodness of people or that we have all lost concern and compassion for each of us, the people who live in the greatest nation in the world.

So if you ever encounter someone in need, it doesn't cost money, doesn't take much time. Please be kind and help.


Brookport, Ill.

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