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I posted the story of the quarter on my Facebook Timeline that day. In truth, I still can’t tell the story without choking up so I’ll share it again here:
A little boy came to our table, asked what we do, looked over everything & asked if “we can donate money right now.” I said sure, thinking he might go find his Mom or Dad. Nope. He reached into his pocket and quietly handed me a quarter. – and that is just one of many cool stories from the day.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone on June 30th at Foxfire golf club. Deadline to register is Friday June 22. You can sign up today here.
Thank you for your support!
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Today, Meghan’s Grandma shares her memories and offers her invitation to Bowl for Joy.
Without further adieu.
Hi! I am the grandmother. I was there 18 years ago February 5th for the birth of the twins. Funny the birth was an emergency C-section which should have taken just a few minutes. Those of us waiting kept going to the window of the nursery and looking for the baby. (They didn’t know it was twins.) The stupid people in the nursery kept saying “Oh you mean the twins.” “NO! Not the twins!!” Finally I could stand it no more and went to the back by the delivery rooms. There I met the doctor who had come for the surgery. He explained to me how one of the twins was healthy and pinked up right away but the other was in jeopardy!
So, here we were. Looking in the window, finally, at the twins! Kailey was great! (As you all know her to be.) Meghan was still, on a respirator and not expected to live the night. Hard to believe it was 18 years ago. The heartbreak comes back like it was yesterday.
Having a handicapped child is tiring, frustrating, rewarding, joyous, sad, all the emotions you can name. Losing that child is a tragedy. During her short life Meghan had the love and devotion of a lot of people. Her family was able to provide her with the special equipment she needed to function. How different it would have been if that ability was not there.
The MJB Foundation raises money to assist parents of handicapped children with the ability to provide special equipment; a special tricycle, money towards a special wheelchair, etc. The money is raised by activities that are family friendly. A special family works hard on the activities of the MJB to keep the spirit and joy of their daughter alive.
Please join us February 12, 2011 at Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Road for Bowl for Joy! Teams of 5 can bowl together. $30.00/person and the money goes for that special equipment for those special kids.
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Okay – it’s noon on Thursday before the game and the OSU vs. Eastern Michigan tickets have not been claimed.
So – we have to give ‘em to somebody else.
Here’s the deal.
We have 2 OSU football tickets. We have 9 discount coupons for The Refectory.
We have 3 trivia questions:
1. What is the official Insurance Agency of The MJB Foundation?
2. Who redesigned The MJB Foundation website?
3. What was our first Gift of Joy? (I’ll take 2 different answers for this one.)
All you have to do to enter is answer the 3 questions correctly.
Submit your answers any way you like. Facebook, Twitter, Email, (firstname.lastname@example.org) – however you can get ‘em to us.
First 10 correct entries will be thrown in a hat from which we will draw the Buckeye ticket winner. The remaining 9 entries will receive a Refectory coupon as a consolation prize with our thanks for playing.
Contest ends at noon Friday September 24, 2010 or when we have 10 correct entries – whichever comes first.
Thanks for playing and Good Luck!