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  1. #1
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    A party fit for a Princess

    When the time came for Jinnie Williams to be granted a special wish, she elected to do something for a child battling illness.

    Williams, a resident at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, decided to use her turn in Laurel Lake's Second Wind Dreams program to make it possible for Karrie Dodez of Orrville to have a 4th birthday party that was fit for a princess.

    http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/14976256.htm

    The child is in treatment for neuroblastoma, and the lady in the retirement community donated her wish toward making a fabulous birthday party for her.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    How awesome, what a sweet woman.

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    There is nothing more precious than unselfish acts of kindness.
    What a special lady.

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    Thanks for the smile, mysteriew! What a generous gift to a very sick child. From your link:

    Unfortunately, Williams, who granted the wish, was out of town and missed the festivities and meeting Karrie. Williams, who is battling Parkinson's disease, hand-paints greeting cards she calls The Shaky Lady.

    But thanks to the Second Wind Dreams committee and activities director Mary Ford, the party went off without a hitch.

    Pretty-in-pink Karrie -- daughter of Mark and Amy Dodez -- received the royal treatment.

    Second Wind -- recognized nationally for the diversity of wishes granted to residents -- made arrangements for Karrie and six of her friends to have special-occasion dresses, glass (actually, plastic) slippers, tiaras, matching jewelry, makeup applications and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches shaped like flowers and butterflies.

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    I LOVE this story!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    I found the story by accident and it was so touching I had to share.
    Williams had her own problems with the Parkinson's and age related. But when she got a wish, she gave it to a chld instead of using it for herself. Truly inspirational.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight