Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Help in the Blink of an Eye

Diane D'Apolito-May is a friend of my family who founded a charity, the Beyond the Rainbow Foundation, that has raised $250,000 for the sick and injured.

A mother of four, Diane started Beyond the Rainbow after suffering a brain-stem stroke one month after the birth of her youngest child. She is a quadriplegic and is fed through a tube. Unable to speak, she communicates through eye blinks. Yet, she has devoted her life to helping others—and considers her life to be, as she puts it, "pretty good."

Today's paper has a story about this remarkable and truly beautiful woman.