These people give a whole new meaning to the word “thankful.”
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving this year, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta asked its patients about the things they’re most thankful for. Their answers ranged from simple things, like snuggles with the hospital therapy dog, to monumental things, like a new heart or the ability to be discharged. Not a single one of them mentioned material items like toys, clothes or fancy technological devices.
Their answers moved us and reminded us of all we have a lot to be thankful for this year.
Melissa McGlensey is the former News Editor at The Mighty. Her writing can also be seen in Ms. Magazine, on the Ms.Magazine blog and in The Huffington Post’s Good News, Comedy and Impact sections. Melissa is also a New York City comedian who does sketch, improv and stand up. She is passionate about social justice, politics, Thai food, literature, disability rights and more. She is currently in a long-distance relationship with her cat, Sneakers, who lives in California. You can follow her on twitter at @OhHeyMeliss.