Rotary Club of Elmira

A Pound of Kindness
Feb 05, 2019
Doug J. Cornfield, Author
A Pound of Kindness

A Pound of Kindness is the first in a series of books by the Best Burn Enterprises team that will capture true stories of kindness and perseverance to empower and give hope to those with physical and intellectual limitations.

About the Book: First-grader Dave Clark is an active kid who loves playing with his crazy Dog, Duke. Dave lost the use of his legs to polio as a baby. He wears full-length braces on his legs and uses crutches to get around. So, when his teacher announces a “walking” field trip to the local fire station several blocks away, Dave is anxious. What if he has to take a break? What if he can’t keep up? Noticing Dave’s discomfort, one of his classmates, Ernie Pound, comes up with a plan to help—a Radio Flyer wagon. Don’t miss this tale of compassion and friendship that helps us remember a little kindness can go a long way. 

Doug J. Cornfield is an author, speaker, former college athlete, and the director of Disability, Dream, and Do (D3) sports camps, created in partnership with Dave Clark. After winning a National Championship in the 800m at Taylor University, he transferred to the University of Georgia where he became a record-holding track and field athlete and a top contender in the SEC. After college, he became a senior financial adviser at Merrill Lynch before returning to his entrepreneurial roots to partner with Dave Clark to organize the D3 events and their company Best Burn Enterprises, LLC.