Charity & Non-Profits

August 2013 we moved from Nashville, TN back to Seattle. I was driving a 26 foot U-Haul truck full of our belongings. I passed a small town in Wyoming about 45 minutes ago. The landscape was barren and there were no amenities I past, it was dusk and I noticed a man in jeans and a shirt with a small backpack walking on the side of the road going the opposite direction. There was no way he was going to make it to any place of comfort. I turned the truck around and pulled over in front of him. I could tell he was Indian, was nice and solemn and I asked him where he was going. He said “To the next town.” I said “You’ll never make it, it’s a 15 hour walk. Where will you sleep?” He said “The Great Spirit will take care of me.” I told him I had a truck load of stuff I could give him. Sleeping bag, tent, food, etc. He declined and said he would be ok. It took some motivation and coaching but I convinced him to get in the truck and I would drive him to the next town. 

When we arrived, I bought him a hotel room, got him some food and gave him some money to help him on his journey. He said he didn’t know where he was going but he knew he was going the right way. We said our good-byes as he went up the stairs to his room I started to drive away. He turned and came running back to the truck and knocked on my passenger door. He said no-one in his life has every treated him so kindly and wanted to give me a gift and thank me. He pulled off his backpack, unzipped it and pulled out the only item. A picture frame with a single Eagle Feather in it. He said, “this has been in my family and handed down from my grandfathers for 4 generations. I would be honored it you took it and cared for it for me.” I was reluctant, but he was persuasive. He wadded up his back pack in his hands and closed my door and we waved good-bye.

Dr. Medsker has a special place in his heart for the poor and the needy. It is our spiritual duty and command to take care of those who may be less fortunate. Dr. Medsker learned at an early age from his mother to provide items to the homeless. We would fill our trunk with coats, gloves, blankets and hats and go to the soup lines and open the trunk and pass out items to those in line. On a regular basis we would make sack lunches and take them out to those in need. Dr. Medsker brings his portable table and volunteers his health services on-site at tent cities all around Seattle as well.

He belongs to a charitable group called “222 Band of Angles” and is available and open to serve the community where ever his talents may best fit for your functions.

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