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10-31-2014, 03:46 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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""We have a lack in our country of showing and honoring those who have paved the path for us that we care," Forkin says. "I wanted to change that.""

Quote:Burgett wanted to receive postcards from destinations across the globe so he could see the world without traveling and be in touch with people worldwide.

He contacted Wish of a Lifetime Foundation in August, and the group reached out to the public via Twitter and Facebook. One month later, Burgett had received more than 1,400 postcards from more than 65 destinations as far away as Istanbul and China, according to Jeremy Bloom, the founder of Wish of a Lifetime.

Quote:On Sept. 11, Forkin personally granted recipient Miriam Krause, a resident at Saint Martha Manor, a nursing home in Downingtown, Pa., a 100th birthday wish to ride in a hot air balloon. Krause was fixated on the idea, despite concerns expressed by Dave Fournier, director of Saint Martha Manor's recreation services.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...s/1619055/
10-31-2014, 03:56 PM #2
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She also wanted to ride a cycle, I wonder if she did that too.
10-31-2014, 04:07 PM #3
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10-31-2014, 04:24 PM #4
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I think assisting seniors' with their pets' medical bills would be on the top of most elderly people's wish list. What a good idea and charity.

Quote:The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001 and assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.

http://www.farleyfoundation.org/about_fa...round.html
10-31-2014, 04:37 PM #5
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10-31-2014, 09:33 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-31-2014, 04:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I think assisting seniors' with their pets' medical bills would be on the top of most elderly people's wish list. What a good idea and charity.

Quote:The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001 and assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.

http://www.farleyfoundation.org/about_fa...round.html

That is a really wonderful idea. clap.gif
10-31-2014, 09:35 PM #7
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(10-31-2014, 09:33 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(10-31-2014, 04:24 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I think assisting seniors' with their pets' medical bills would be on the top of most elderly people's wish list. What a good idea and charity.

Quote:The Farley Foundation was established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001 and assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them.

http://www.farleyfoundation.org/about_fa...round.html

That is a really wonderful idea. clap.gif

thumbsup.gif I have to send that link to a friend.
10-31-2014, 09:54 PM #8
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My parents pay some 200 euros for 2 weeks worth of meds for their cat sad2.gif It's got some weird illness.
10-31-2014, 09:58 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Cats usually get upper respiratory infections or weird allergic reactions, which can cost a whole lotta moola. My sis gave my mom a black feral kitten and it cost her a small fortune to get that cat healthy, but she says she is worth it.
11-01-2014, 04:02 PM #10
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(10-31-2014, 09:54 PM)Octo Wrote:  My parents pay some 200 euros for 2 weeks worth of meds for their cat sad2.gif It's got some weird illness.
we don't do too bad with our cat..we spend 15 dollars every 10 days for her fluids and 75 dollars every 90 days for her pills

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
11-01-2014, 05:46 PM #11
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This is why we have 'geezer wars' in my family. Who ever has the most geezers to care for is winning. A geezer is an old person you give time to, drive to appts or plow their drive or just spend time with. Two years ago I was winning with two but now I have none.
11-01-2014, 05:51 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hubby and I both have one. He helps our very elderly neighbour with everything and anything and I and my sis look after our mom's needs.
11-01-2014, 05:54 PM #13
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hi5.gif then so far you and your hubby are winning the geezer war chuckle.gif
11-01-2014, 05:55 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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We try to help when and if we can. I didn't count my older senior girlfriend, but when she asks, I do what I can.
11-01-2014, 06:01 PM #15
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(11-01-2014, 05:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  We try to help when and if we can. I didn't count my older senior girlfriend, but when she asks, I do what I can.

If she's retired and you make time to help her, she's your geezer too.



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