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Reader: "Keep moving forward," it does matter 

Dear James [Case]: As a longtime nurse at Memorial Hospital, a board member of the homeless medical respite, Ascending to Health, a Christian, and an advocate for not only the homeless but those struggling with addictions and mental health issues, I couldn't have read your column today by accident ("Keep moving forward," Your Turn, June 14). I was feeling as though my efforts to be kind, caring and helpful were pointless. That the "force for good in this world" that you mentioned was being overtaken by people's selfishness and narcissism. I needed a light in the storm and I found it in your article. I needed to read your story so I could keep doing what I do.

Thank you so much for sharing something so personal. Your story should inspire others. Yes, volunteering does matter, so does caring about people and helping them.

— Jennifer Huskinson, RN, Colorado Springs


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