How a Wisconsin Gramma uses silliness and fun to help sick
By Ted Schredd
It's not very often that you come across a situation
where fun is used in a positive life changing manner.
I believe that even the fun people can always have
more fun, but it's the people who are having very
little or no fun at all that need it the most.
I received an email from a lady named Marsha Jordan.
She sent me a dozen super fun, really silly pictures
of her and her family. When I checked her tag line
on her email I discovered she runs a little organization
that is like a sweater. Why a sweater? Because
it gives you the warm fuzzies all over.
The Hugs & Hope Club for Sick Kids was created
by Marsha Jordan in October 2000, as a ministry
of encouragement for children battling critical
illness. You can go to their site, pick
a kid and start sending them happy mail. How cool
is that? Please keep in mind there is a particular
bend to the flavor the site however the essence
of the intent is truly in deserve of high praise.
Discover Fun salutes Marsha and www.hugsandhope.com
"Why go through life being serious
when you can be silly and have a lot more fun?"
Marsha Jordan is a disabled
grandmother who has never really grown up and
doesn't want to! She
lives, laughs, and has a great time in the north
woods of Wisconsin with her husband of nearly 30
years and their toy poodle, King Louie, who rules
the household with an iron paw. Her favorite
hobbies are laughing and making others laugh, and
having fun with her silly five-year-old grandson.
her web site, The HUGS and HOPE Club for Sick Children,
Jordan seeks to share a few more smiles, a little
more joy, and a lot of love with kids who are battling
for life. She
and nearly 2,000 volunteers are making a difference
for these kids -- one smile at a time.