Compass ran a story on Friday evening about how the Children’s Wish Foundation built a playground in the back yard of Cameron MacDonald. Part of the story was an interview with some of the builders at a local cabinet company who volunteers their time to help build the playground, and one of the builders was a man named Barry Calder. Here’s a transcript of what he says:
I’m healthy. And this childen that we’re doing this for is not. And I wish I could give him my health. But you can’t. So… every little thing you do to brighten somebody’s day is a worthwhile thing to be a part of.
I’d always been something of a cynic about the Children’s Wish Foundation — yes, I realize that makes me tantamount to the devil — but in 14 seconds Barry Calder convinced me of its value. Hats off.