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Just before the holidays this beautiful family lost 2 of their 3 children in a tragic auto accident. Molli and Brandon Hunter (parents) lost their daughter Diamond who was 8 and their son Donny who was 7. My heart hurt as I watched this news report. Please send cards and prayers. God Bless this family. See the news article here.
Please mail a card to:
The Hunter Family –
Molli and Brandon Hunter
c/o KCRG – TV9
501 Second Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
IMPORTANT NOTE: The family is in the need of financial support as well so if it’s in your budget please send a $10 – $100 American Express Card.
LET’S SHOWER THIS FAMILY WITH LOVE
– They are going to need it.
Two weeks ago on Saturday January 14th, in Inglewood CA, six year old, Willie Young III – Known as “Three” was shot in a drive by shooting and paralyzed from the neck down. Let’s shower Three with a ton of love and prayers in the form of a card. And the family will most likely feel the financial hardship as well so consider sending a $10-$100 American Express Gift Card if you are able. Or please feel free to send a little gift to Three. He survived which means he is meant to do something special in his lifetime.
Please send cards and gifts to:
Willie Young III
c/o ABC7 – Eyewitness News
Reporter: Jory Rand
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
A’Layah’s Facebook page is filled with Photos if you want to add a photo or two to your cards to her. Let’s shower A’Layah with support for what she is doing 🙂 She could use GIFTS AND AMERICAN EXPRESS GIFT CARDS for all the other foster kids she is helping. She is a true hero and is bringing so much love and support to other kids in need.
Please mail cards and gifts to A’Layah:
KFOR News Channel 4
c/o A’Layah Robinson – Lemonade for Love
444 E Britton Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Please send a card or gift to:
c/o John Katsilometes
Las Vegas Review Journal
1111 W Bonanza Rd
PO Box 70
Las Vegas, NV 89125
Let’s shower Trinity with “Happy Cards” and lots of love. Also, the financial hardship is devastating for this family. If you have it in your budget to send a little American Express Card to help ease the pressure that would be so generous of you!
Here’s her mailing address. And thank you! The thousands of cards you have sent already are making a huge difference!
1102 N Springbrook Rd #132
Newberg, OR 97132
Trinity, and her father Bill
LAYTON BOYS CAUGHT ON VIDEO DOING THE RIGHT THING!
LAYTON, Utah – If you found money on the ground, would you keep it or turn it in? Fox 13 viewer Becky Squire shared this video of her boys, Eli and Bronx, doing the right thing. Squire said her boys found cash outside a neighbor’s house. Jennifer Arismendi captured their adorable discussion about what to do with their recent windfall.
Eli: “Do you want to do the right thing to do or keep it?”
Bronx: “Do the right thing to do.”
Eli: “Uh huh. It’s best to ask someone.”
The brothers knocked on the door to check with Arismendi who said the money did belong to her. She thanked them for returning it and the boys went on their merry way… off to their next adventure or treasure hunt.
PLEASE MAIL CARDS AND GIFTS TO:
Eli and Bronx Squire (Mom Becky)
c/o KSTU – FOX 13 Ashton Edwards – Reporter
5020 Amelia Earhart Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Two weeks later, Kelly felt a painless lump in her breast. She assumed it was a blocked milk duct. She felt extremely tired, but thought that was because she was still adjusting to having newborns, along with her active two-year-old son, Eric. “I was reassured with the same sentiment from those close to me,” she wrote. “But still something inside me was nagging that this was different,” she added. “I am ashamed to admit the amount of times I fell asleep sitting up while holding a newborn in the night.” Kelly goes on to state that she believed the fatigue might have been postpartum depression. When she had stomach pains and nausea, she assumed that it was probably caused by an iron supplement.
At her babies’ one-month checkup, her doctor examined the lump and then sent her for blood tests. After that, a breast exam was ordered. Her pains got worse, and the stage-four cancer diagnosis was made on May 15. She described that life-altering day. “Dwayne cried,” she wrote. “I just kept saying, ‘But my kids! I’m so young!’” Kelly died one week after the diagnosis.
PLEASE MAIL CARDS AND GIFTS TO:
c/o Janet Dirks
80 Patina Rise SW
NOTE: Let’s shower this family with cards and gifts from all over the world. The Card Flurry is 100% voluntary. We would love to see EVERYONE who registered send a card. Important: US American Express gift cards do not work in Canada. An official Card Flurry is announced once per month.
Brad is recovering from his injuries which included multiple fractures to his right tibia and fibula, a concussion and multiple contusions. He is currently on a ventilator which he anxious to have removed (a good sign!). Please continue to pray for his speedy and complete recovery.
Brad is an amazing man. He loves people, and places a high value on life. He loves what he does serving and protecting The citizens of his community. The stress this has placed on the family is enormous.
Here’s the full news report:
Please send cards and gifts to:
c/o Samantha Tatro (News Reporter)
NBC 7 San Diego
9680 Granite Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
P.S. Brad’s wife Vanessa has served as the Vice President of Marketing at SendOutCards for the past 3 years. She could use some love and support as well during this stressful time.
Let’s send cards to the family right away and let them know that we care…
CARDS AND GIFTS CAN BE SENT TO HEATHER’S PARENTS:
Susan Bro and Mark Heyer
c/o Talya Cunningham, Journalist
WCAV/ WVAW/ WAHU
999 2nd Street S.E.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a group of anti-racist protestors. The crash left Heyer lying on the pavement alongside another victim.
Heyer was from Stanardsville, Virginia. She worked as a paralegal in the bankruptcy division at the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville, where she lived with her Chihuahua, Violet, named after her favorite color.Heyer had joined other paralegals from her firm to go protest the white-supremacist rally on Saturday. That event, which drew hundreds of white extremists, as well as numerous counterprotestors, had been broken up by police shortly before the hit-and-run attack.
“Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate,” a friend wrote on a GoFundMe fundraising page set up for the young woman’s family. Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, said in the statement on the GoFundMe page that, “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”
She always had a very strong sense of right and wrong, she always, even as a child, was very caught up in what she believed to be fair. Somehow I almost feel that this is what she was born to be, is a focal point for change. I’m proud that what she was doing was peaceful, she wasn’t there fighting with people.
Bro also shared her heartbreak about Fields, the young man now charged with Heyer’s murder, per Campbell: “I think he’s still very young, and I’m sorry he believed that hate could fix problems. Hate only brings more hate,” Bro said. “Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred. Heather was about bringing an end to injustice.
She began to cry as she added, “I don’t want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion. I’m very sorry that [Fields] chose that path because he has now ruined his life as well as robbed a great many of us of someone we love very much.”
Alfred Wilson, a manager at the law firm where Heyer worked, remarked to the New York Times that, “To have someone like Heather believe in you, that’s one of the best things that could happen to you as a person.” He also said that she had such a big heart he would sometimes find her crying at her computer after she had “seen something on Facebook or read something in the news and realized someone [had] been mistreated.”
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Let’s make sure that Jackson’s Mailbox is full… let’s let him know that he is loved by many! You can send cards and gifts to Jackson at:
PO Box 1563
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Jackson Bezzant, 7, was eating his breakfast at school when three older boys approached him and began taunting and teasing him. They called him names like “monster” and “ugly” as Jackson sat there, helpless. Thankfully, a teacher’s aide took notice of the situation and stopped the cruel bullying before it escalated any further. But the story was enough to bring his worried dad, Dan, to tears.
You see, Jackson was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare condition that affects the development of bones and facial tissues. Jackson is nearly deaf and has already undergone one surgery to rebuild his eye socket. Because of his appearance, Dan has witnessed his kindhearted son become the victim of bullying — at the hands of people of all ages.
“One time, a woman walked past us, and we could hear her say, ‘Did you see that little boy’s face?’” he recounts. After hearing what happened to Jackson at school, Dan decided to take a stand. But he never expected his Facebook post would create such a reaction like this.
Jackson is a first grader from Rigby, Idaho and he will have to undergo many procedures throughout his life.
Recently, Jackson’ father, Dan, received news that left him heartbroken to the point of tears. One morning at school, Jackson was eating in the cafeteria when several older boys started bullying him. They called him “monster” among other horrible names. Unfortunately, things like this happen a lot, and it’s often adults who can be the most cruel. “One time a woman walked past us, and we could hear her say, ‘Did you see that little boy’s face?’ If she’s saying things like that, what are her children saying?” Dan recalls.
Please mail cards to:
PO Box 174
Sutherland Springs, TX 78161
HERE’S THE STORY: Sandy Ward continues to mourn the loss of two of her grandchildren and her daughter-in-law “It’s really been hitting me this week,” she said. “It seems like all I do is cry lots of days because I still miss JoAnn and the girls (Emily and Brooke) and I’m sure it will be a long time before I get over that.”
But Ward also turns her attention to her two grandchildren, Rianna and Ryland, who survived. Ryland is still recovering in the hospital. “They still haven’t told him yet that his mom and sisters are dead, but I’m sure he’s kind of getting some kind of idea because he’s 5,” she said. Ward said despite everything, Ryland is always smiling.
“You got so many nice people that are sending a card and a dollar to Ryland,” she said. “He does really enjoy that a lot.” Ward said she thought Ryland would be out of the hospital before Christmas, but his shattered femur is not healing as doctors had hoped it would. He is also having some problems with his kidney. Doctors are hoping he will be able to go home in six to eight weeks. The Ward family is asking for the community’s help. They are hoping fill Ryland’s stay at the hospital with joy.
Let’s send lots of cards and gifts to the Father of this fallen American Hero. Here’s the link to the 2 minute News Broadcast.
Please send Cards and Gifts to:
c/o Grant Robinson
1513 Bill Williams, Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917-3851
“Soldier after soldier after soldier, lined up at that door and they didn’t quit coming. I was like I have got to go bed, but still more soldiers coming in.” said Robert Fish.
An Army National Guard sergeant proved one last time he’s a true hero. Matthan Fish has been on life support at UT Medical Center since a motorcycle accident five days ago, but even in his final moments, he is the one saving lives.
A first-ever flag ceremony was held at the hospital to honor Fish.
“He signed up for it. This is what he signed up for. He’s a real American hero,” said his father Robert Fish.
He says his son made a huge sacrifice even in the motorcycle crash itself.
“He had his friend on the back of the motorcycle. Now his friend, he took his helmet off, and he gave it to his friend to protect his friend’s life. That’s why he sustained such a heavy head injury,” he said.
Through organ donation, Matthan Fish could impact dozens of lives, many who are getting a phone call that they will be getting a life saving donation.
“It is with a heavy heart and clouded eyes I am reaching out to this community of wonderful teachers to help my students heal from the horrific event they have experienced. Our kids are amazing and they want to get back to school and continue learning but first they need time to just be together and begin the process of healing. I would like to greet them all on the first day back with letters of support. Not the email kind or the texting kind but real letters handwritten and signed by kids from our amazing community. I want them to hold the envelopes addressed from around the world to see that they are not alone and there is a still kind and caring people in this world.”
If you would like to participate, please send the letters to:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
5901 Pine Island Road
Parkland, FL 33076
The shootout occurred in an empty lot Sunday near Fairdale Park. Officer Jacob Carlson is a three year veteran with the Casper Police Department and an Army veteran. Chief McPheeters says Carlson remains in critical condition and underwent several medical procedures over the past few days. The chief did not go into detail, but did say Officer Carlson sustained injuries to his back, legs, chest and waist.
McPheeters asked for the continued community support to show Officer Carlson the pride the department takes in his service and sacrifice. “We consider his actions that day to be honorable and to be heroic and our entire department and the entire city of Casper and quite frankly the community of Casper is united in our support for Officer Carlson.”
Please send cards and gifts to:
c/o Amy Lansky
KCWY News 13
141 Progress Circle
Mills WY, 82644
Let’s shower Ariella with cards and gifts and check out her website if you would like to contribute. GIFT CARDS can help her to fund the bears! Use SOC if you have an account. She is a brave and giving girl. Let’s give her some encouragement.
Please send cards to:
Ariella Stein (Parents Erica and David)
3800 Hooper Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
“So I have been trying to get on to the Ellen DeGeneres show for my organization Ari’s Bears. It would be really cool because I want to get my organization more out there. I know most of you know what my organization is but I’m going to explain it one more time. So what it is, is I go to different hospitals and give out teddy bears to the kids. So if you guys could all help me and tag Ellen in the comments that would be a big help.” —Ariella
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