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Part of The Coard Foundation mission is to inspire others JUST LIKE YOURSELF to perform these random acts of kindness. Take the 1 GOOD DEED PLEDGE and commit to just 1 Good Deed per month or per week… doesn’t matter.
Whether you are blessed and want to share your good fortune with others, or you simply want to experience the great feeling of helping others. Nothing lifts a person’s spirit quite as well.
So, take the pledge and visit this page often to share your stories. Tell us what you did and share their reaction. Tell us about the good deed someone may have done for you and how it made you feel. This page will hopefully begin to help us all understand the power of 1 GOOD DEED and illustrate how 1 good deed here and there can add up to a tremendous amount of good will.
Having been humbled by the treatment we received by the unbelievable staff of doctors and nurses at CHKD. We decided to honor all that touched us during our daughter’s 6 or 7 month journey to recovery.
1st – The Doctors and Nurses
They really are incredible! Honestly! At times, they brought us to tears with the love and compassion they showed towards our daughter. We decided to bring in all kinds of pizzas and desserts for the entire floor as our small way of saying thanks for all they do.
2nd – The Cleaning Lady
Yep! The cleaning lady. Every day, it seemed her goal was to make our daughter laugh first and THEN to sanitize her room. We decided to buy her a big bag full of treats. She was very surprised and it really seemed to make her day.
3rd – The Lunch Lady
During a long stay at CHKD, you get to know a LOT of people and you end up eating in the cafeteria frequently. You’ve just got so much time to kill. Well this cashier literally ALWAYS had a smile on her face and laughed and joked with everyone that came through her line. One day, we paid for our meal and then handed her a bag full of goodies along with our thanks for her always pleasant, but professional demeanor .
4th – The Coffee Lady
We drink a lot of coffee. And, by day 2 or 3, this lady already began to anticipate our order as soon as she saw us coming and got to work. And, it was always right! One day, we traded yet another big bag full of goodies for our order and told her what an awesome person she was. It almost brought her to tears. And, she was a pretty tough cookie. So, it must have really touched her.
All of these good deeds were our pleasure and really seemed so insignificant compared to the treatment we all received while going through such a horrific ordeal. But, it made us feel wonderful to show them a little appreciation. I can’t say enough about the staff at CHKD. They really are the best of the best!
While standing behind a young woman buying just a few groceries, I happened to overhear the cashier give her the total. This was less than maybe 20 or 30 dollars worth of groceries. Yet, the young woman, after hearing her total, started removing one item at a time until she had enough money to cover them. This chokes me up just thinking about it and this was perhaps a year or more ago. So, I reached over, grabbed a Walmart gift card and loaded it up. I gave it to the young woman before she walked away. She cried and I was pretty choked up as I drove all the way home. I don’t know what her situation was. Doesn’t matter. When the situation presents itself. Act on it! Don’t let that opportunity pass you by.