She was walking up a long, wooden, temporary ramp at Children’s Mercy Hospital carrying a large, heavy carton. She placed the box on the stair rail and stopped to rest a minute.
“Could I help you carry that?” I asked.
“Would you?” she asked pleadingly.
“Sure,” I said, picking up the box. “Where are you going?” As I lifted the box, my appreciation for this frail woman’s strength increased. This