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Reader Opinion: Because he seeks to serve

My encounter with Joe Radinovich, although brief--was memorable. Speaking on "Volunteerism" at a luncheon--he spoke from experience: two tragic life-altering events in his life, and the compassion and help he received, in time, lead to employment...

My encounter with Joe Radinovich, although brief-was memorable.

Speaking on "Volunteerism" at a luncheon-he spoke from experience: two tragic life-altering events in his life, and the compassion and help he received, in time, lead to employment as a paraprofessional in a Crosby School. Joe was paired with a special needs student, who at times would need to be confined, and held back tears as he recalled the student, and sought solutions where confinement was no longer necessary. Later on, Joe received permission to volunteer as a "Mentor" to the young man through "Kinship Partners."

His message on "Volunteerism" was clear, having received help when he was in need, gave rise to his compassion, to serve others. I will be casting my vote for Joe Radinovich for United States Congress, and I hope others will consider the above, when casting theirs as well.

Gina Nelson

Aitkin

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