When shown compassion and empathy, and given the tools for empowerment, people can develop resilience and feel worthy - we can improve lives.
When you truly care about people in your community, apathy is no longer an option. Empathy creates action. Silence is a form of complicity. We need to speak up and get involved.
We need to give children living with chronic illness hope and support, and encourage their laughter.
As hate is a learned behavior, learning not to hate - tolerance - can be learned as well. From an early age, children can be taught and shown how to respect,and see value in, differences in others.