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Tue November 5, 2013
This I Believe Rhode Island: Responding to Crisis
Family crises. Everyone faces them at one time or another. Death. Serious illness. Emotional meltdowns. No one wants them, of course, but all of us know that occasional crises are part of life’s complicated package. And how we respond in these dreaded moments says a lot about who we are. In a speech he delivered in Indianapolis, former President John F. Kennedy said, “When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” And these are the very sentiments we hear from a very wise 13-year-old, Maddi Murphy.
Maddi Murphy is a student at The Gordon School in East Providence. She lives in Barrington with her parents and older brother and sister, along with two very special Bassett Hounds, Elvis and Priscilla.