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Paul J. Meyer in his book "Unlocking Your Legacy" tells about the time his mother was found after having fallen in her home. She died a few days later in the hospital. The year was 1969.

Mr. Meyer writes, "In the apron she was wearing the day she fell, I found a note that read: ’S.S. HOPE: 7 miles, 7 cents.’

I cried uncontrollably, realizing that she had raised seven cents after walking seven miles for S.S. HOPE, a hospital ship that provided medical care to people in developing nations. Those seven miles might have even been what killed her."

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