Not to slight the other networks, but I am a fan of ABC News and typically watch its evening news each night. Two nights ago, the network aired a story about a young boy named Brendan Foster who was dying of leukemia. Oftentimes, through reputable organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, young people have last wishes fulfilled by going to places like Disney World. This 11-year-old boy, however, after learning he had two weeks to live, did something very different. While returning home from a doctor's visit, he saw some homeless people. He decided what he wanted to do with his last remaining days was help them. His effort inspired countless others to do the same—all over the United States.
For many in the lodging industry, the economy is causing some difficulties right now but the challenges are nothing like this boy faced and many others are facing. Please be sure to check out the video that details Brendan's story. If it does not tug at your heart strings, nothing will. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to help those less fortunate than you.