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Of course, my mind was racing back and forth between the interest she would get through joining WSPA and the fact that her miniscule budget barely allows her to feed her cat and buy some personal items like shampoo, not to mention tobacco (that's just another story). The nice young man, eager to make a convert, said she could get out of it at any stage, or postpone payments if needed. Of course, Francie was metaphorically captivated and eager to plant her signature on the contract.
It always interests me how our kids with PWS see the world - they instinctively know who is worse of than themselves, they have a clear idea of their own values, they have a desire to help, to nurture (and to feed) those who can't help themselves. This was such an occasion. It will give her an interest, and a kind of ownership, an authority, if you like, over something that she can do for something for someone else.
On the way home in the car she said (absolutely true to form): "Well, at least my $15 will go towards some fruit for the bears!"