My computer came back from the hospital today, but it still won’t connect to the Internet, so I’m relying on Old Faithful here in the family room! It’s almost midnight, so I want to go ahead and post A.S.A.P. so that it will count for today (Thursday).
I wrote a letter to Tom Hanks. Hardly any introduction is necessary. His career took off in his early adult years, and it has not lost momentum since. Also, his film characters transcend every genre imaginable.
The “Forrest Gump” (one of my all-time favorite films!) star may not be as naive as his character, but he certainly possess the same big heart. I was blown away when I read, among the expansive list of charities Hanks supports, that he has also helped the “Hole-in-the-Wall” Gang camps. As a child, I attended Camp Boggy Creek, in Eustis, Florida, for many years. It truly changed my perspective on living with a chronic condition.
Besides the camps, Hanks has also supported the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, as well as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund. But indeed, what made my night was finding out about the camps. It just goes to show that: “Life is a box of chocolates…you never know which one you’re gonna get.”