Everyone who has been “Floxed” knows what it feels like to get knocked down. We know what it feels like to have our world shaken and to have things that are precious to us brutally taken away. Fluoroquinolones not only stole our health; for may of us, they stole our jobs, our relationships, our money, our safety-net, our faith in humanity, justice, God, etc. All of those things are heart wrenching to lose.
But in losing our health, jobs, relationships, etc., many of us have gained empathy and compassion for those who are in similarly tragic positions. We understand what it feels like to get knocked down. We can empathize with other people who are struggling. Gaining empathy, compassion, connectedness and community are all beautiful things.
The Quinolone Vigilance Foundation (QVF) is reaching out in compassion to support the children of Edison, New Jersey, who recently lost their elementary school, James Monroe Elementary School, in a fire. The QVF president, Rachel Brummert, lives near Edison and when James Monroe Elementary School burned down on Saturday March 22, 2014, Rachel decided to help out not only as an individual, but also as a representative of the QVF. The QVF is therefore, officially supporting the efforts of those in the Edison community to provide for the children who lost their school.
Information about the fire can be found HERE
Rachel Brummert said of the tragic situation:
“This is a big loss to the community, as I am sure you can imagine. While no lives were lost, these kids did lose their sense of security and a piece of their education if they don’t have what they need to learn. As a former Special Education teacher in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey school systems, I know the importance of education and giving children the tools they need to learn.”
If you would like to help the QVF in supporting the children of Edison, donations of school supplies and gift cards will be very much appreciated. Please send any school supplies or gift cards to:
Bishop Ahr High School
Attention: Debbie Chippendale
1 Tingley Lane, Edison, NJ 08820
For more information on what is needed and how to get donations to the children of Edison, please contact Rachel Brummert at Rachel@saferpills.org.
I am sure that the children who attended James Monroe Elementary will greatly appreciate any donations that are received.
Thank you very much for your consideration!