Monday, December 21, 2015

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It’s our final installment of Project Christmas 2015 today on Seize the Day. Gus is joined by Cynthia Farrell, executive director of Children’s Dream Fund. We raised $11,710 in pledges for three different children. See below for descriptions. If you were unable to call in but would like to donate, click here.

Gus also talks with listeners who saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the weekend and gets their reviews…minus any spoilers, as Gus hasn’t seen it yet and plans to later today.

And, it’s Monday, so we do a little Tell Me Something Good.

Story #1

Sommer is 20 and was affected shortly after birth with some serious disabilities. She is partially paralyzed and almost blind, confined to a wheelchair or bed, and fed by a feeding tube. Last year she experienced breathing problems, had a tracheotomy and had to be admitted to a facility to be cared for round the clock. 16 months later, she is coming home, and would like a new bed. We’ll be doing more than that….a complete bedroom makeover in pink and purple and with butterflies… her favorites. What a happy homecoming!

Story #2

Brianna is 19 and has recently been told by her doctors that there is no further treatment for her cancer – rhabdomysarcoma She has a wonderful spirit, and just wants to spend her remaining time, while she has the strength, doing things she’s always wanted to do. That includes her dream-come-true….watching the ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. She will go with her mother and her best friend. We’ll include a Broadway show and as much sightseeing and she is able to do.

Story #3

Aiden is 11 years old and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October. Like many Florida children, he has never been to Disney World. On January 11, he will go with his parents, brother and sister, to Give Kids the World, where they will enjoy a 7-day stay at this special village created just for sick children. While there, they will visit all of the Orlando-area theme parks. This will be a much-needed break from months of difficult treatments.



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