Ken Eshelman

KenEWhen mental illness first occurred in my family and I didn’t know what to do, a friend suggested NAMI for support. Not only did my local NAMI affiliate offer support, but support with compassion, and education about mental illness to help me understand what was happening in my family. As a result, of such care, I have supported my affiliate, and NAMI NJ. It has been a fulfilling experience, watching the programs and opportunities for expressive arts expand. Your financial support helps to make all of this possible. It empowers families in a very positive way.

I like the following John Paul Moore poem, “Drinking from the Saucer” when seeking personal and financial support from others:

I’ve never made a fortune, and I’ll never make one now
But it really doesn’t matter, ‘cause I’m happy anyhow.
As I go along my journey I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed
I’m drinking from the saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.

I don’t have a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough
But with kin and friends to love me, I think I’m rich enough.
I thank God for the blessings that His mercy has bestowed
I’m drinking from the saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.

He gives me strength and courage when the way seems steep and rough
I’ll not ask for other blessings for I’m already blessed enough.
May we never be too busy to help bear another’s load
Then we’ll be drinking from the saucer when our cups have overflowed.

May your cup overflow with much goodness as you support the NAMI cause,

Ken Eshelman, NAMI FACE of Burlington County