The name ‘Starfish Therapies’ was derived from the story of The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley, which has been adapted numerous times over the years. The following adaptation inspired our name:
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the ocean. Then smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference to that one”.