Willie Nelson Records “What a Difference a Day Makes” to benefit Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids

Don Imus has been talking for sometime about producing an album, the proceeds of which to benefit his Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer in New Mexico.  Recently he announced that Willie recorded, “What a Differnence a Day Makes.”

The Ranch also sells foods, that benefits the ranch.  Here’s what www.msnbc.com says about the Imus Ranch:

The Imus Ranch is an authentic, working cattle ranch nestled beneath a majestic mesa in the rolling hills near Ribera, New Mexico, 50 miles northeast of Santa Fe. Its sole purpose is to provide the experience of the great American cowboy to children suffering from cancer or serious blood disorders, and children who’ve lost brothers and sisters to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

It is extremely important that all parents and children understand the fundamental philosophy of the ranch: it is not a camp! It is a working cattle ranch. Our objectives for the  kids are to encourage in them a sense of achievement, responsibility and self-esteem through hard work and fun, while restoring their pride and dignity. Many have become convinced that because they are sick they are not normal. At The Imus Ranch they quickly discover they can do anything any other kid can do. Each child who visits the ranch is treated as a typical kid. Our policy forbids any mention of illness by ranch employees. The child life specialists, the doctors and nurses are responsible for addressing such issues when and if they come up.

 

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