El Cajon, CA
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  • As I sat in the back of the room waiting for the local Pearl Harbor Survivor Carnation Chap. 3 San Diego Installation, I watched as the president walked around the room greeting members with a luminous smile and hugs. As he headed towards me, I stood tall ready to salute, but before I could, he grabbed me and gave me an immense hug finer than any firm handshake I have ever received. I was instantly moved as this hero, this survivor’s firm hold on me left me filled with his love of life, resilience and compassion.

  • When Tim Boice was in high school, his vision for the future included pitching for a major league baseball team. Being confined to a wheelchair was not a thought until he suffered a debilitating spinal injury; now it is his only option. But Tim uses his story and his life to teach others.

    “Use your mind, affect your body,” Tim says, adding that for a disabling injury, “prevention is the only cure. I’m preaching prevention.”

  • Jason patiently waited for several cars to pull out of the row where he had spotted an empty parking space. As he slowly approached another driver pulled up at the same time wanting to park. Jason cheerfully smiled and waved to the other driver to take the space then continued just a short distance to another empty spot.