Saturday, March 27, 2010

Debbie Day 7

Event..7. Bought a bunch of lottery scratch off tickets and gave them to a variety of folks at several different stores. When I completed my transaction I handed a ticket to them, thanked them for doing such a good job and wished them luck at a win.

Reaction.....Surprised and ever so thankful. They said this had not happened before.

Would I do it Again? In total I gave out 10 one dollar tickets, what an inexpensive way to bring a smile a fun reaction from individuals.


I wanted to share a story as well as mention one non-profit.

My friend has a nephew who has brain cancer, his name is Tommy. He is 17 years of age. He is going down hill quickly at this point. He fell down a flight of steps the other day and landed on his head. The tumor is spreading quickly and has caused him to lose use of his right arm completely, right leg is very weak, speech is at about 50% - this has caused him to withdraw because no one can understand him. The family is trying to function with some normalcy, but someone has to be with Tom every minute. They live in Boston. His family uses all of their resources, financial and emotional.

His siblings live in other areas; a sister Julia is living in Germany, Jenny is at UCLA and is currently in London for an internship. Brother Doug is in Atlanta. The kids are frantic to spend every minute they can with Tommy.

A group of us have been gathering our miles that will allow flights for the kids.

I can’t give you a time frame for this young man, but he fell again today.

The Mia Sutphin Foundation

This is a Non Profit that I sit on the board for I wanted to mention it.

The Mia Sutphin Foundation (MSF) is a not-for-profit organization founded in memory of Mia Helene Sutphin. Mia was a registered nurse that dedicated her life to caring for and lifting the spirits of young children living in some of the most desperate conditions in the world. Today, Mia├»¿½s spirit and good works continue through MSF, as we strive to support programs on the front lines of caring for children in serious need and their families. Since our inception in 2002, MSF has made more than twenty grants to organizations in the US and around the world. If you are interested in contributing to MSF, you can do so electronically by clicking on the following link or you can mail contributions MSF at the above noted address. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Mia's foundation.

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