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Best Wishes, Alyssa

The front page of the San Antonio Express-News captured my attention this morning. It was a huge photograph of St. Mary’s University sophomore, Alyssa Trevino and her mother, Edna, fullfilling a longstanding wish to meet the pope. (In the photo, he seems as delighted as she is.)

Alyssa, a native of Harlingen, Texas,  is 19, but six years ago, she had open-heart surgery. The Rio Grande chaper of the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent Alyssa and her mother to the Vatican for this memorable moment.

But there’s more. Alyssa is currently majoring in biology, with plans to become a pediatric cardiologist. Something tells me she’s going to make it.

We live in a time when young people collect a lot of bad press. Some of it’s their fault, some not. But is refreshing to reflect on the fact that there are plenty of good kids out there.

James Sutton, Psychologist


June 11, 2009 - Posted by | adversity, family, Inspirational, Parents | , ,

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