send thousands each year
to emergency rooms.
Children are the most vulnerable.
The grand prize of this year’s
Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s lottery:
A fully furnished, 1.5 million dollar home, featuring
an 18-feet high, freestanding fireplace,
and three-dimensional, hexagon marble tiles in the
kitchen and the master bathroom.
In the basement,
a private rink.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)