A Touching Story From Japan

I thought with the events from the past week that are developing in Japan I would forget about writing about dentistry this week and pass on a story I received in an email from Garr Reynolds.

As you may know Garr Reynolds is the best selling author of the book Presentation Zen and a few other great books about Zen design related to PowerPoint and he happens to live in Japan. He lives in Nara, which is in Western Japan near Osaka and about 600km from the epicenter.

I like and respect his work and I am on his email list so I received an update this week about the devastation the country has endured and that each day reveals the devastation and loss of life is even worse than feared. Thousands have died, tens of thousands are still missing and feared dead. Parents have survived the quake and tsunami only to learn their children are gone. Children escaped only to learn that their parents did not. Virtually everyone lucky enough to survive in the devastated areas has lost a friend or a loved one, in addition to losing their home and their belongings. In some cases entire towns were washed away. What are the residents to do? The pain must be unbearable.

With all of this terrible news Garr also included the link to a story that I found really touching and I wanted to share with all of you.

Miracle of the baby girl plucked from the rubble: Four-month-old reunited with her father after incredible rescue

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366155/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-4-month-old-baby-girl-father-reunited-Ishinomaki.html#ixzz1GugjleK3

As a father myself I just can’t imagine having my daughter swept away from my arms when the Tsunami hit. It is too terrible to even comprehend but fortunately the story for this family has a miracle ending.

You can help!

Japan does need our help. One of the easiest ways to help is to make a donation through the Red Cross. If you have an iTunes account you can very easily make a donation that way. I made a donation through the Canadian iTunes store today to see how it worked and it could not be simpler. Apparently in the case of Red Cross 91% of the money goes directly to assisting people in need. You can make a donation for as little as $5.00 and I believe that every little bit will help these people in their time of need.

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