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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Exclamation Laptop donation for a child with leukemia
    Hey gang, I am hoping someone here and help me out with some info.

    As I have posted here before, my husband and I became part owners of our local newspaper back in the fall.

    Today we received a phone call from a lady that we know hoping we could help her out.

    She said there is a child in our area who has just been diagnosed with leukemia. If that alone is not bad enough, the closest place near here to get treatment is about 200 miles away. The child is going to have to go there for the next 8 months to get treatment. I believe she said the child is 11 years old.

    One of this childs wishes is for a laptop so that he can stay in contact with family and friends up here and have something to do while in the hospital for treatments.

    Does anyone have any idea of some company or foundation or group that may be willing to help fulfill this request?

    I thought about the Gates Foundation, but it looks like they only do grants to groups, not individuals.

    ~Michelle
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    http://www.wish.org/

    It's one of my favorite charities. When I make donations, it goes there.

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    Let me know if you do not have any luck with the local non-profit scene.

    I am might be able to rally a few friends to come up with one.

    David

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    Make a Wish is great, they gave one of my sons a trip several years ago. Laptops are a commonly asked for wish, so hopefully they can accommodate them quickly
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    Thanks for the suggestions... I will pass them on.

    David.... thanks for the offer. I will keep it in mind in case nothing else pans out.
    ~Michelle
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    This is really heartening to know that this community extends warm help and support to individuals who are not as priviledge as the others.

    I am praying that the child's request be granted and be heard in no time possible.

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