by Joyce...A few weeks back I wrote about a situation that had taken the wind out of my sails for a few days. I was simply dumbfounded that someone would go to such lengths to actively deceive a group of parents who live each day on the edge of what seems like a teeter totter. Why would someone promise iPads they knew were undeliverable to kiddos with life threatening illnesses and communication delays? Well the simple truth is, we will probably never know. And that just stinks. But not for long.
Enter a group of folks who decided to take the situation and turn it around for the better. Heather, Ken and crew formed an endeavor called Mission iPossible. Their quest is simple. They aim to get the promised iPads into the hands of the original forty families.
For the skeptics out there, let me just tell you I have met Blogzilly aka Ken Lilly. In person. Not that I'm a doubting kind of gal, but the original fraudster made us all think twice. Late one evening, with a little divine nudging, I arrived at the doorstep of the Lilly pad:) I'm here to tell you he is the real deal. He and the team are working hard behind the scenes to make sure this time, promises are kept.
I could go on and on about the man that has taken the reins of this operation, but I would never tell the story like he does, so click here and read about the kiddos who have already received their iPads. Warm fuzzies are bound to flutter into your heart.
And that is where I need your help. You see, Ken is kinda down for a day or two. He had his tonsils removed today. Not the biggest of deals, but I've followed Ken long enough to know that even a few hours away from the task of completing this mission will annoy him.
What I would love to see happen...
...the thermometer get up to $8,000 by the end of the weekend. A little happy healing gift to Ken during his recovery. More importantly, MOST IMPORTANTLY, it will help get more iPads into the hands of more kiddos. And I've personally scene enough to know what a huge difference they can make to a youngster having a difficult time of expressing him or herself. Won't you please help us.
The team has made it very easy and legitimate. An email comes to you the minute you donate and it is followed up by a really nice thank you letter. They have even partnered up with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation so your gift will be tax-deductible.
Thank you so much for your consideration. Making a difference is what life is all about.