June 13, 2012

White Dog and The White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday

White Dog believes that a million times every day the world is made a better place simply by a single person taking a positive action, choosing to show compassion, or doing what he or she knows is “the right thing to do.” More than any politician, or legislation or movement these actions provide hope and replenish the true spirit of humanity. Often known to no one or affecting only a few  such nobleness deserves recognition and thanks when it is discovered.

The actions of Mark Dolfini didn’t change the course of the world but his act of commitment and compassion, The White Dog Army agrees, was heroic and honorable…and because he cared, a horrible tragedy was made less painful. Semper Fidelis.

By Good News Network Sunday, June 10, 2012
12-year-old Cody Green always admired the strength and courage of the U.S. Marines. Last month, it was the Marines admiring the strength and courage of Cody. To honor his undaunted optimism and long-time struggle with leukemia, during which he beat the cancer into remission three times, the Indiana fifth-grader was made an honorary Marine.
But that wasn't enough for Sergeant Mark Dolfini who took it upon himself to drive over to Riley Hospital for Children where the boy was bed-ridden fighting a fungus which attacked his brain, a result of lowered resistence to disease caused by chemotherapy. He did not personally know the child.
Dolfini  made the decision to stand guard in his dress uniform at Cody's hospital door all night long, for eight hours straight. It was the night before Cody passed.
Dolfini said one of the most difficult things he ever had to do happened during Cody's funeral when he locked eyes with the boy's mother, Tracy. "We looked straight into each other's eyes and I saluted her," he told WLFI-News. "for that moment in time that we were locked in each other's gaze, keeping your bearing at that point is a tough thing to do."


Brian said...

Such a hero, both of them. Yes, that really makes the world a better place.

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story.

Your blog looks absolutely AMAZING! I love the new header! So nice to see all of you side by side!

Your pal, Pip

Nola said...

Oh I'm bawling! They're both true heros

haopee said...

Oh, my eyes watered. It's so touching. WDA and Haopee salutes Mr. Dolfini for his actions.

I also believe one person can me the world a better place.

Huggies and Cheese,


Faith Shen said...

A big salute for both of you.

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K9 Katastrophie said...

Heehee Love your header! YoYoMa! BOL! We love that guy!


FiveSibesMom said...

I ditto Brian...both heroes...and heroes and compassionate and kind actions do make the world a better place. A very touching post.

Speaking of kind actions - thank you very much for all your support of our sweet Chloe. :-)

Teddy Bear said...

Such a wonderful story of two beautiful heroes.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Random Felines said...

we salute that Marine. the world needs more people like that - and the word needs to be spread. it isn't about the press or the need for being recognized - it is about doing the right thing because it needs to be done.

Suka said...

hey WDA,

Beautiful story. My human has tears in her eyes. Stories like this really touch us both. Thank you for sharing!


meowmeowmans said...

Oh, tears in our eyes BIG TIME here...

We think Cody and Sgt. Dolfini are both true heroes.

Thank you, WDA, for sharing this inspiring story.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Our hearts sweeled with tears as we read this!

K9 Katastrophie said...

You have a Puff?! We do too!!! He goes by his nick name on blogville but at home we mostly call him Puff. He is a chowchow!