Did you know we have a sister store in Melbourne called Thryft ?
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LONG STORY, but worth it !
This is Lee, and I first met Lee in March and he told me he was a Shaman but had been mugged and they stole all the crystals he used to heal people. My grandmother, and another supporter of ours, sent me crystals to give to Lee. It took me over two months before I saw Lee again, but he was so happy to hear that people cared about him.
A couple of months ago, a package arrived addressed to me, but mailed from Karen DeMello. My heart skipped a beat because on March 29th Karen lost her 10 year battle with cancer. A couple months prior Karen had emailed me and told me that she was flying to AZ from CO to visit the Mayo Clinic and meeting me and giving me a hug was on her bucket list and would I have time to meet her. First I had to tell her that I am not “bucket list worthy” but I would love to meet her. We met, shared some laughs and hugs and took a picture together. Karen’s children and good friend were cleaning out her home after she passed and found the box addressed to me, but cancer took her before she could mail it, so they sent it to me. I opened the box and on top was an envelope addressed to “Lee the Healer” and I put it back on top, didn’t look through the box and have been driving around with it in my truck, looking for Lee !
Today I found Lee and as I told him the story, we both began to cry. I gave him the picture Karen and I took so he would know the face of the angel, who on her death bed was still wanting to help others. Lee said he couldn’t believe that people cared so much about him. Lee just had two teeth pulled out the other day and was in a lot of pain but told me that this made him forget all about his pain.
I am truly fortunate to be a part of moments like this. The world is full of some beautiful human beings and I know we can make this world a better place if we just focus on spreading love with everyone we come in contact with. Enjoy the rest of your night my friends !
Wow! What a great story. We love seeing our community come together to help our students.
Imagine not being able to access your front door easily. You would like to go outside for some fresh air, or make it to the bus stop without the help of your family, but cannot. For 15 year old Jessica, this was a reality, as she used a wheelchair but had the barrier of stairs leading up to her front door.
Jessica's bus driver saw the need and went to her FAN advocate for assistance. The FAN advocate connected with a local church, Father's House, who, in less than 24 hours, gathered forces and were ready to jump into action. With this dedicated group of volunteers, alongside Jessica's Dad and family friend, the team built a wheelchair accessible ramp for Jessica. Today, Jessica is able to be more independent and her family can live in their home without worry of how to help her up and down the steps. 💛
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