To provide positive experiences and fulfill the dreams of children fighting life threatening illness one child and one campaign at a time.
There is no greater joy than being able to help make someone smile. It just never gets old. Watching our OAAT community come together time and time again to help create more smiles for these children and their families has been something pretty special, and I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all. Cheers to spreading more good, more smiles, and making the world a better place, one person, and one good deed at a time.
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, ``Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?``
The young man paused, looked up, and replied ``Throwing starfish into the ocean.``
The old man smiled, and said, ``I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?``
To this, the young man replied, ``The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die.``
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, ``But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!``
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, ``It made a difference for that one.``