I thank everyone who supported Imagination Station throughout our levy renewal campaign (“Imagination Station levy wins,” Nov. 27).
Board members are grateful to the Imagination Station team and our corporate partners for all their contributions over the past four years. It would have been a travesty to see all this effort go for naught for lack of ongoing taxpayer support at such a modest level.
Precious capital that otherwise would have been consumed in another campaign can be used to continue important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning for the children of Lucas County. This outcome proves that every vote counts.
To thank voters for their support, the science center will continue to offer Lucas County residents free admission every Saturday for those 12 years old and under, and discounts on admission, membership, and school group rates.
This renewed support enables Imagination Station to plan for the future and bring to the community a wide range of traveling exhibitions.
On behalf of the Imagination Station board of directors and team, and the children of Lucas County, we thank the voters.
Chairman Board of Directors Imagination Station Discovery Way
GIs, not generals, need our help
As our young men and women who have not lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan come home, many with lost limbs, blindness, head injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder, our generals live like kings (“Petraeus scandal sheds light on life at highest ranks: Ex-defense secretary senses a case of general entitlement,” Nov. 25).
How many generals in modern times have been killed or maimed in battle? Our tax dollars should go to those who have risked so much, and not to generals who live the high life back home.
I am appalled at such excess of luxury for those who plan war, give orders, and accept what they apparently think is their due. May this new information inspire those who can make changes to this gross inequity.
MARY RICHARDS NAGY
Massage therapy is missed
I was saddened to hear that Mercy eliminated its integrative therapy services (“Massage therapy loss bemoaned,” Readers’ Forum, Nov. 25).
As a stage-three breast cancer patient, I traveled to the University of Michigan for chemotherapy. When it was time to do 33 radiation treatments, I chose to go to Mercy St. Vincent over other hospitals, including UM’s, because of the integrative therapy department.
The massage therapists helped me so much during radiation because I developed lymphedema after breast surgery. Their expertise was invaluable.
I am convinced that the therapy I received after the extreme trauma of a year of nonstop cancer treatment helped me heal and become cancer- free.
I’ve recommended the Mercy health-care system to many new cancer patients as a result of my experience. However, that has changed because of Mercy’s decision.
Enright lauded for desire to serve
I applaud Shaun Enright and his desire to serve the people of Toledo (“Unions back Enright to succeed Copeland; ’11 council candidate faced legal issues years ago,” Nov. 24).
People should give him a chance to work on Toledo City Council. He would have to run next year to keep the seat. It would be a shame to stifle a young, energetic person who is willing to put his life story in the limelight.
I think it’s refreshing to see someone who wants to get involved, not stand on the sidelines and do nothing but talk.