I just had to devote a post about the Boles High School PALS. This leadership class is taught by Becky Hawkins. Becky says that part of being a leader is learning how to serve your community. This group of high school students brought $1000 in Wal-Mart cards to the Panters the first week of Emily's crisis. Can you believe that? Becky contacted me this past week and said their school had a poster printer and wondered if they could get photos of the Panter children so they could make poster-sized photos of the kids to hang in Emily's hospital room! By the time I found this email (I'm not fond of gmail---too hard to see new emails!), Becky had already contacted Paula Kiser who is the Panter's neighbor--and also a teacher. Paula went over and photographed each child and then Becky and the PALS made posters of the kids. She said that Lily's poster was life-sized---and they showed so much detail. After Becky & the PALS made the posters, Paula brought them home to Luke. I'm sure they're already hanging in Emily's room.
Becky told me that the PALS are also providing a complete Christmas for 5 other families this year. They also care for an older woman that they've helped for 2 years. You could hear her pride of this group of kids! I just wish the news media would pick up this story---it's a story everyone needs to hear to be encouraged!! Thank you, PALS, for all you're doing. It sounds like you have an incredible future ahead of you! I've asked Becky for a picture of this group---and when I get it, I'll be posting it on here for you to see!