You're in a stark, fluorescent lit hallway. It's the middle of the night. You wait. For anything, even just a bit of news. "Something, just tell me something!" Seconds feel like an eternity and you think your heart might explode from the anguish. Finally, you see the doctor walk slowly toward you down the long corridor. You hold your breath in anticipation. Her face is grim. "I'm so sorry, but your child is dying."
What would you do? If the doctor said to you, "If you do a, b, and c, your child has a good chance of recovery," would you do it? What if a, b, or c were really difficult to do? Or very expensive? Or time consuming and maybe even painful? Would you still do it? Would you claw, fight, and scrape your way to make it happen? Would you spend hours researching the best treatments? What if the doctor said that doing these things would only offer a slim chance of recovery? Would you do it anyway?
Perhaps it's not your child, but it's your wife or husband. Would you still do anything to save his or her life?
Could it be that a person in your life isn't dying from a physical illness, but maybe their life is being destroyed by a mental illness? What will you do to help? It doesn't always have to be a physical illness to make someone feel completely dead inside. So, what will you do?