If you read my previous story, you’ll know my original side of the health care debate. If you read my friend Danielle’s, you’ll know her’s:
After reading your message, well, I was surprised at first. I thought about and I’ve decided we’re both right. I want to help start something that will hopefully swallow that which stands in the way of the right thing being done. I want to add people with heart, one by one, until we are unstoppable. I will need the help of everyone I’ve ever known and lots of people I’ve never heard of.
I want to publish your response next to my story in whatever way you see fit. You can ask me to include your name or not. Contact info or not. You can help me get the word out or you can ask me to forget the whole thing. We are facing a grave time and we cannot rely on “leaders” to fix things. We will have to fix things and we will have to work our asses off to do it.
I think people of every political persuasion need to come together and solve the problems we’re facing. There are too many standing in our way for us to hope it will just happen. Your need is as dire as mine was before my son was born. I want this world to be a place I can pass on to him without regret. I know I need to do a lot more talking and a lot more listening. I never really felt like I connected with you when we actually saw each other. Funny how that works. If I want my son to welcome this world, I have a duty to make sure that it helps you. I will not stop. Find your friends who feel the same way and we will be heard.
I will not stop. This is not something I can forget. I hope you would agree that we can do this and for no other reason than we must.
Ronald D. Dickerhoof Jr.