First Tour of Duty – Mater Hospital

This weekend I did something pretty cool. Ok, I did a few things that were pretty cool, but one of those involved strapping white ABS plastic to myself and behaving like a lunatic. All in the name of fun.

My first Tour of Duty involved fronting up to the Mater Hospital and trooping around the Childrens wards delivering Star Warsy christmas gifts to the kids. I felt like a total prat and a complete fraud, right up until the first parent came over with the worlds biggest smile and shook my hand.

“Thank you! You guys are amazing! You’ve made my sons day!”

And, right at that point I was sold. I couldn’t stop smiling. It didn’t matter that my armour was digging into my thigh and my hip, it didn’t matter that my belt kept slipping or my shoulder kept flipping – nor did it matter that I had had only 3 hours sleep. I would have stayed in that suit for half a year, and had to be asked twice to get out of costume. I am now a total 501st groupie.

FOR THE EMPIRE! FOR THE MIGHTY 501st! I cant wait to do it again.

Trooping 007

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1 Response

  1. finder451 says:

    Not being good with words myself I will let the following say it for me.

    “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
    ~~Winston Churchill

    “Helping others is perhaps the greatest joy! You cannot have a perfect day without helping others with no thought of getting something in return.”
    ~~John Wooden

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
    ~~Leo Buscaglia

    “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”

    It was a GOOD day!

    Rock on Jac.


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