Central Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States

There is hope

Woke up to crappy internet news today, then I ran across this lovely story about a group of students who spent their snow day cheering up another who'd been diagnosed with cancer.

I don't miss much about the winters of my Canadian childhood, but snow days were magical. It was like the sky gods smiled down on you and bequeathed a day of beauty, wrapped in that strange cotton wool silence that only a significant amount of snow can bring.

"Fifth-graders from St. Margaret Mary Catholic School in Omaha made an unselfish use of their snow day Wednesday, gathering outside the hospital room of classmate Lauren “Lolo” Hacker, who is battling leukemia."


There is hope