Debbie wished to give the following message:
Hey There, COVID Weary Titans!
It has been an entire year since our world as we knew it came to an end, figuratively. I am certain that the past twelve months have been the longest year of your life. Honestly, I thank God that I am still standing, and battling onward. In true Titan fashion, I know that I am not alone. Recently, I learned of one fellow alumna, Carol Payne Brinkley’s passing. I do not know the circumstances of her death, but she and I are the same age, 67. My collective condolences go out to her family and friends.
This week, two weeks after my second Covid Pfizer vaccine shot, I am now fully protected against this pandemic nightmare, Covid 19. If you haven’t I encourage you to also get vaccinated. If “Herd Immunity” is to occur, recent estimates suggest 70 to 90 percent of the population is necessary. Right now, about 29% of all adults, in this country, have received at least one injection. Think about it. What can I do to improve our current situation, with the new, more contagious variants appearing? Get vaccinated. Our hope does lie in our Creator but we must do our part to demonstrate that hopefulness.
Remember, Titans, April 8th is “All In for Wesleyan” Day to show your support for your Alma Mater. Give what you can, all is appreciated. I am always so moved by the handwritten notes which I receive from a current IWU student, thanking me for my contribution. Gratitude, the most powerful energy in the universe. Take care, Titans and Stay well! Until the next time, much love.