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A special Thanksgiving gift, by Stephanie Cook

Lawyers to the Rescue went on a mission the day before Thanksgiving, to give the children of Miami Children’s Hospital a very special gift. Each child was given a copy of the book, Kid’s Lawyer, about a young girl who loves to argue and used her skill to benefit her class at school by arguing in front of her school board. It is an inspirational book, that while promotes the way lawyers are seen in our community to our future generation. Spenser Aronfeld, the founder of Lawyers to Rescue and author of the book did a reading in the morning for the children in the hospital, given them a much needed break from their stuffy hospital beds. I arrived a little later to personally hand out the books to the kids.

As a third year law student at Florida International University and from out of state, I was grateful for the opportunity to get away from my law school bubble and be able to do something great for the community while getting to interact with children. I arrived a little after the reading to visit the children in their rooms and hand out the book to all of them. The ones who were well enough to allow us in were grateful for the book, and a few of them even mentioned that they wanted to be lawyers when they grew up! Many of them began flipping through the pages to look at the illustrations. It was such a rewarding experience to come to the hospital and be able to give attention to the children we saw, and so heartwarming to put smiles on their faces.

I am really happy to have been able to participate with Lawyers to the Rescue and getting to do such great volunteer work in our community. This event not only showed aspiring lawyers, the good side of lawyers, but also lawyer’s reputation in the community. I am proud to be a member of Lawyers to the Rescue and be able to actively participate in helping the Miami Community. I cannot wait to attend more events that the organization holds.