Every Comment = One More Dollar To The Make-A-Wish Foundation

In my last post I alluded to the fact that I was going to probably post one more time before Christmas in an effort to raise some money in remembrance of a little friend of ours who recently passed away.  Jackson, unbeknownst to him, was an inspiration to me and a lot of people during his struggle with a terminal cancer called DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).  This particular cancer comes in the form of an inoperable tumor imbedded in the brainstem which, pending a miracle, gives its victim a maximum of only two more years to live.

Jackson (or Jack) almost made it a year before passing last month.

It was quite an experience getting to know this little guy if only a few times and only for a little while.

With that being said, Bunny and I try to give a little money every Christmas to whatever is touching our heart at this particular moment in time.  We are so blessed as a family and have a tendency to almost forget to spread our blessings to those who are less fortunate and going through tougher times.  So, this Christmas I want to give to the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” in Jackson’s memory.

Make-A-Wish put together an all expenses paid trip for Jacks to go to Universal Studios and Disney World back in May and have done countless other acts for children with life threatening medical conditions since 1980.  I can’t imagine he didn’t appreciate every second of that trip and I want to honor him by contributing our money in his memory.

What Bunny and I plan to do is contribute a minimum of $150 in Jackson’s name. 



Leave a comment… a dollar is added to the contribution.

It’s really that simple.

If your heart moves you to do more than leave a comment, then feel free to contribute to Make-A-Wish in Jackson’s memory for yourself or to some other charity.  Contact me at papak4324@live.com if you so desire to contribute something in Jackson’s name.

But… if money’s tight for you this year… leave a comment and help contribute in some small way in Jackson’s name.

Remember… One comment = one more dollar.

Merry Christmas everyone!


I’ll be adding up all the comments on Christmas Eve so from the moment you read this until then… feel free to tell anyone you like to leave a comment and it’ll count.


101 responses to “Every Comment = One More Dollar To The Make-A-Wish Foundation

  1. I’ll be the first.

  2. Good for you Chris

  3. Excellent cause. It’s truly an inspiration.

  4. Wonderful cause, and a wonderful idea from a generous heart. Love you.

  5. Feeling the love!

  6. great idea

  7. great cause.

  8. Made me tear up reading this! The three of you are one of the most wonderful loving giving family I know. So glad to call all three of you my friends!

  9. Every medical cause is a great cause. What PISSES me off is the amount of money spent to research medical causes vs weapons. We don’t need bigger and better guns. Now, I will step off the soapbox. Here’s to the great causes and may each and every one of them cease to exist completely.

  10. I love you Jackson! I pray God tells you of the impact you are still making on all of us! Chris, Mindy and Story Koenig as well as many of Papa K’s blog readers are contributing to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in your honor.
    I miss you. See you soon! Can’t wait to see what you and Jesus have been up to!
    Your Aunt Megan

  11. Wonderful idea from a wonderful man with a wonderful heart. Love you oodles

  12. May God Bless you in this effort!

  13. Add another to the pot. 🙂

  14. Chris you are the man. This is a great thing you are doing!

  15. A toast….to the children. Here, here! That will be .99 cents plus a penny please. Thanks for helping the cause. Very cool of you dude.

  16. Yay Make-A-Wish!

  17. Make a Wish is such a great foundation! Good for you!

  18. Make a Wish is my fav charity! Good for you my Ranger brother! 🙂

  19. Add one for me. 🙂
    Good cause! Good idea!
    Hope you don’t go broke. 🙂

  20. Well done. A subject near and dear to me.

  21. How cool of you to do this! Count me in.

  22. What a wonderful gift. Many blessings to you!

  23. Great idea!

  24. Your sister keeps hitting us up on FB. So I am leaving another comment!

  25. What a great idea! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  26. Long time lurker but this was too good a cause to remain silent. However…..

  27. Can we comment more than once? You Rock!

  28. Yes! Go for it!

  29. My condolences to the friends and family of this brave, innocent little boy.

    I don’t know why, but it just seems to be getting more and more common all the time. Two of my wife’s best friends at work have young children who are battling advanced cancer.

    The positivity, dignity and courage they both display in the midst of incredible suffering, due to both the disease and the treatment, is an inspiration to me and everyone they meet.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. We all need to be thankful for our many blessings and remember that each day we have on this earth is a gift. Make every day count.

  30. Merry Christmas!

  31. I commented on the wrong post. (WordPress themes always get me where the comments are).

    So you’ll see this twice 🙂

    This is an incredible thing you are doing to honor this little boys memory. The Make A Wish Foundation is incredible. They helped my husbands cousin’s little boy spend his last months living near his grandmother. I know that was an incredible blessing for them both. Bless you for doing this. It really is such a wonderful thing for these kids.

  32. Merry Christmas, Papa K.

  33. This is one amazing cause. Thank you Papa K. 😀

  34. I’m the mother of the late Olivia Grace Thompson…cancer warrior.

    She was diagnosed at the age of 3 with a brain tumor (ependymoma). It was believed to be completely resected via surgery. I was advised to allow them to radiate the area “as an insurance policy”.

    I did.

    Eight years later, Olivia got a second brain tumor from the radiation I signed for.

    It was a DIPG this time.

    She passed away 42 days after us learning that.

    Bless you for what you are doing. Bless Make A Wish for what they do for families like ours.

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  36. I remember that article you did on him about a month ago. What a touching story, and what a brave guy.

  37. Great cause, brother!

  38. Really Awesome you’re doing this brother!

  39. While I certainly admire the act of giving to Make a Wish, why not just give, instead of trying to make a spectacle out of it, by asking for comments. Clearly, I recognize the irony here, as I am in fact leaving a comment on the very story that the promise is wrapped up in.

    This sort of thing is one of my pet peeves. Perhaps it’s not your intent, and I certainly hope it isn’t, but to me, this sort of thing always comes across as:

    “Look at what a swell guy I am. If only you miserable lumps of humanity would take a few seconds to do some little task, I’ll puff myself up even more, rather than just simply quietly doing the kind act in the first place without the extra recognition.”

    • Jason, your comment has certainly made me second guess myself for a moment. I don’t know if you’re going to read this again nor do I really care I suppose. But I feel the need to defend myself here.

      I honestly never had any intention of blowing myself up through this whole process. Allow me to explain my thought process:

      When I was younger, I never gave to charities. As I grew up and became more financially independent I find giving to charity VERY warming to my heart. I was simply reaching out to those who maybe can’t find the time to give or perhaps CANT give. Leaving a comment is simple and perhaps gives them some sort of feeling that they helped contribute to a worthy cause.

      If you read any of my other stuff about Jackson, you’ll know how much he meant to me. What I was also trying to accomplish was some sort of tribute to him and let his family know how much he touched the lives of everyone who knew him or heard of him.

      I wasn’t looking for a pat on the head or Nobel Prize… I was just trying to do something good.

      Thanks for commenting… I’ll add another dollar to the pot

      • Bravo, Chris! Good response. 🙂

        I think the world could use a few more “spectacles” like this one. If nothing else, it raises awareness of the Make A Wish organization itself, which can’t really be a bad thing. The motives behind it are purely between you and God, and making rude assumptions about the spirit of the giver is just sort of un-Christmassy, if you ask me. 😉

        Can’t wait to meet Jackson when I get to heaven!

        • I second Rose!
          Regardless of intention (and I didn’t pick up on any) it’s good to be reminded how fortunate some of us are and how lucky I am to have my healthy kids.
          Have also heard great stuff about Make a Wish.

      • I will freely admit, this was my first visit to your site. It is good to see that your intentions are honest, and don’t appear to be self-serving. If I offended, I apologize.

        I caught the link on Reddit, in and amongst a sea of “Look at how great I am” stories.

  40. What a great idea. Blessings ❤

  41. Thanks for sharing Jackson with us. I’m so sorry for his family and friends. What you’re doing is great!

  42. You rude, selfish bastard. Can I borrow a dollar?

  43. For little Jackson. Love & Light.

  44. Jason was obviously too concerned that you might be trying to “puff” yourself up to realize that a blog about donating to Make A Wish is an awesome way to raise awareness about a great cause and hopefully inspire more people to make donations themselves. It’s called free publicity and every charity could use some!

  45. What a wonderful thing to do.

  46. Here’s my comment! Add a buck!

  47. I think this a very sweet thing to do. Merry Christmas!

  48. Slactivism powers, activate!

  49. Dude, I don’t care what anyone else says, I think you’re awsome for doing this. I think that asking for comments you are putting Jackson’s story out there – people will come here and read about him and maybe not only will they comment and add a dollar to the fund, but they may go out there and contribute themselves. There will always be people who want to see the negative in things – you my friend, are doing a good thing here and I admire you for it. I hate the circumstances for this whole thing and I wish I could change them, but I can’t but I go out and do something that will be postive in someone else’s life and that little act will be something you inspired.

  50. And…..just because I stopped by again, and some dude thinks you’re making a “spectacle” – I am leaving another comment. 😛

    I am one of those folks that CAN’T give. So I thank you, Papa K and Mrs. Papa K, for letting me make this small contribution.

  51. Great idea!

  52. Great idea and a great way to spread the news about Jackson and Make a Wish Foundation!!

  53. Bless you for doing this… my son is fighting cancer, too (he is 8), and MAK sent us to Disney as well. There is a special place there just for the sick kids to stay. It is called Give Kids The World, truly the most amazing, wonderful, blessed place I have ever been. I hope your heart moves you to check out their website http://www.gktw.com and mark it for consideration when the spirit moves you next year.

  54. Thank you so much for a chance to help a worthy cause Uncle Chris. Love you LOTS:)

  55. This is such a wonderful cause… Thank you!!

  56. Hello, I found you from a Email I had gotten and I think what you are doing is wonderful. I plan on sharing it with everyone I know I hope that is OK.

  57. This is awesome. Working with the american cancer society we to have met some inspiring little kids who’ve battled cancer. I can’t imagine watching my own child endure that. It was horrific enough when it was my mom and my grandmother.

  58. What a great idea! Good for you! Merry Christmas!

  59. all I can say is your post sad and wonderful at the same time

  60. MAW is one of my favorite causes, and I’m happy to comment on your post. I applaud you for this!!

  61. with warmest wishes for a happy holiday to you and your family.

  62. I love Make A Wish! They’re such a great organization.

  63. Merry Christmas!!! You are so Generous!!!
    I love the Make a Wish Foundation.

  64. This is a great gift!!! The Make A Wish Foundation does Great things!!!
    I try to support them every year, since my now 9 yr. old neice was granted a wish. Unfortunately she was to ill to go to Disney and stuff but they Re-decorated her room in Princesses and she got a handicapped Bed and Swing.

  65. We are so proud of you. It’s all good. God bless Jackson’s family.

  66. Okay I linked you on my Blokthoughts site and then will again on my Real World site on Wednesday!

    You are awesome and this is a great way to donate!!!

  67. Late to the game, but this is very cool. Comment!

  68. How wonderful! 😀 What a great idea–Merry Christmas!

  69. Great cause, Papa K!

  70. What a great way to contribute this holiday season. Thank you, and I’m sorry to hear about Jackson.

  71. Great idea. Glad I can at least contribute a comment for a buck.

  72. Had two cousins get to go on trips of a lifetime because of MAW before they died. Great cause.

    And here’s to more ‘spectacles’ in the world that put their money where their mouth is!

  73. What a wonderful thing to do!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  74. In honor of Jackson and other children everywhere whose lives are cut short by cancer…

  75. Thank you!
    As another contributor and the auntie of a DIPG Warrior

  76. Love this piece. Keep on posting. I’m a follower.

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