What a real hero looks like

I promised you a ‘good people’ post, but I found myself struggling to put my dark mood aside long enough to produce one this week. Instead, I am sharing an uplifting post about a woman who is truly a credit to the human race, and whose generosity knows no bounds. Thank you, Keith, for this post, and for helping me find a ‘good people’.

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I have written before about this hero primarily for her book gifting program for young kids, which is now an international program called “Imagination Library” (see second link below). Her name is Dolly Parton. I heard she could write songs and sing, as well. Yet, Parton just received some new acclaim for helping fight COVID-19.

In an article in The Hill by Judy Kurtz (see first link below) called “Dolly Parton among donors behind Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine,” her efforts are revealed. Here are a few paragraphs from the article.

“Dolly Parton can add another achievement to her résumé: helping to fund research for Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine.

The ‘9 to 5’ singer was one of several donors listed Monday as part ofthe announcement that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidatewas 94.5 percent effective in an interim analysis. The ‘Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund’ was named as a supporter in the footnotes…

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    • A year or two ago, I did some research on the topic of the ultra-wealthy and their philanthropy. What I found was that there are a large number who do give generously, and you’ve probably heard of The Giving Pledge, which is a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals to give half or more of their wealth to worthy causes. It includes such personae as Bill & Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg and others. However, they are not the majority. For the majority of uber-wealthy people/families, the goal is to make more and more and more, and to heck with the rest of the world. Sigh.

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