When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

Shoes for Kids

Laugh and be blessed

Can you help me make my dream come true?  Can you help me make sure that all kids have proper fitting shoes?

I have a dream. I want to make sure that every child has access to proper fitting shoes.

My childhood and my recent life experiences have inspired my dream.

My Childhood

As a child, my Grandma instilled in me her love of helping others.

As a child, my feet hurt most of the time.  I did not have proper fitting shoes most of the time.  My Mother did not provide them for me. I developed foot issues that did not go away on their own.

Recent life experiences

Two days ago, a surgeon amputated part of my left foot.  This surgery would not have happened if my Mother had provided me with proper fitting shoes when I was growing up. Hopefully, my foot issues will be over soon.

This afternoon I rested on the couch and played Atari “Centipede”.  To cope with my frustration and anger, I pretended the centipedes and spiders I was shooting were my ill-fitting childhood shoes.  I shot them until my anger burned itself out.  Then my brain turned on.

I realized I can turn my lemons into lemonade.  While I cannot change what has happened to me,  I can prevent it from happening to other children.  I can do everything in my power to make certain that children in need have access to proper fitting shoes.

My Dream

I am now the published writer I have always dreamed of becoming.  I will use my writing to make money.  Then I will use that money to buy shoes for kids who need them.

If I do not have enough money to achieve my dream, perhaps I can engage support of companies through my writing.  Companies like Walmart and Sears that sell shoes might help me help kids get the shoes they need.

My dream is to prevent the issues I have had with my feet from happening to other innocent children.


A child does not pick his parents.  He does not get the chance to be born into a family with enough resources to support him.  But if I have anything to do with it, any child who needs shoes will have them.  Every child needs proper fitting shoes.

If there is anything you can do to help me make my dream come true, please help!

Please help me soar like an eagle over this storm.  If you can help me make my dream come true, please do so!

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"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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