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.
BUT… in the spirit of giving FOR EVERY COMMENT THAT IS LEFT ON THIS POST I WILL ADD ANOTHER DOLLAR
ONE COMMENT = ONE MORE DOLLAR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.