Starfish Foundation

2437 N Booth St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

phone (414) 374-5433
fax (414) 374-3997

The Starfish Story
It was still early.
The mist had not yet cleared from the sea.
In the distance, a solitary figure stood throwing objects out over the water.
Walking along the debris-strewn beach,
I looked at the masses of starfish scattered everywhere.
The tide had stranded them on the beach.
As the sun rose higher,
they would perish.
Approaching the stranger,
I could see that it was the starfish he was picking up and returning to the sea.
Our eyes met.
"Do you really think you can help?
There are millions of starfish on this beach.
You can help so few.
Does it really make a difference?
Does it matter?"
He reached down and picked up another starfish,
looking at it intently.
"Oh yes," he replied.
"It matters to this one!

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