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    Forum members call to arms

    Hey guys, please check this out. Ryan O’Donnell who works in the PRS Quality Control department has a young daughter named Addyson. She was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s spinal column does not close all the way in the womb. Addy has been paralized since birth and is unable to walk on her own.

    Chive Charities of Maryland is holding a fund raiser for Addy next Friday at a local watering hole in Annapolis.
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    If you're unable to attend the event, you can still donate to this very worthy cause.
    If any of you have ever had a sick child, you know the agony this causes the family and for those of you who have not had to deal with such things, be thankful for your healthy kids and consider helping this beautiful child.
    http://www.gofundme.com/4y52q4
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    Thanks guys! \m/
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    I can't be there, but I hope I helped a bit using the link you provided Shawn.
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    I'm leaving town Friday at noon, but I'll donate in a minute…


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    Wait, the flier says Nov 15th
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    I'd like to go. Is it the 15th?

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    Can't be there, but just donated via the site..
    It's great to see folks come together to help others out of pure kindness.
    Bravo to everyone involved!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Wait, the flier says Nov 15th…
    My bad. It's NEXT Friday, November 15th.

    And thank you to all who have donated!

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    Cant make the event but donated.
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    I saw this on the Chive yesterday. Didn't know she was the daughter of a PRS employee. The story on their site had me in tears, man.

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    Can't make the fund raiser, but the Internet can be a wonderful thing.

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    Here's some more info from the Chive's site: This and that are a couple amazing communities!


    "Last week I returned to Annapolis to visit Melissa Smith. At lunch, she told me about a little girl name Addyson O’Donnell. Paralyzed since birth from Spina Bifida, the two year old and her family were still clinging to the hope that someday she would walk someday – a hope fading fast without proper treatment and physical therapy.

    Melissa and the Maryland Chive Chapter had organized a fundraiser on November 15h to help Addy and they asked me to publicize the event and help get as many Chivers there as I could. I was happy to do so.

    This week I published the story and placed a small link to Addyson’s GoFundMe page. The family felt bad asking for any more than $10,000. The Chivers thought that was a silly thing. Donations poured in from around the country and the total just surged past $60,000.

    I spoke with Addyson’s mother, Janice, about a half hour ago. She told me this:

    I’m stunned. It’s so amazing how, over the past few weeks, Annapolis has embraced not only Melissa and my daughter but also theCHIVE. This will sound strange but more than the money, the comments I’m reading are the most special part about this. There are still kind people in this world. It warms my heart. Addyson’s story is impacting peoples lives. I was surprised how many people had never heard of Spina Bifida. That means so much to me. Please thank the Chivers for all of this for the bottom of my heart. This great community has changed my daughter’s life.”

    It’s one of the great privileges of my life to take phone calls like this, Chivers. Janice and the family could not be more appreciative of the gift you’ve given them. Christmas is coming and our new charity campaigns are going to take things to a whole new, inspiring level.

    Happy Friday, now go get a beer.

    John"

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    To Addy!
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    Thank you guys, you've always been a generous bunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Thank you guys, you've always been a generous bunch!
    We really are fortunate to have such a great group of people here.
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