Hello all. My name is Adena and I want you to help my friend Regan kick start her career as a baker. I am her manager at this swanky little hot dog joint in Chicago, where she has proven herself to be, not only one of my favorite employees (don't tell the others!) but one of my favorite people. She has a heart the size of the City of Chicago (of which she is a native) and will stop at nothing to make sure that the people she cares about are taken care of. Regan used all of the money she had saved from her first few weeks working with us to help a out a friend, no questions asked. Regan, at the tender age of 18, has put her own needs and desires aside to take care of her friends and "family". I say "family" in quotations, because she is an orphan. Having been left in the care of her fathers girlfriend, "her Jill", as she calls her, Regan wants nothing more than to go to school to learn the culinary art of baking. Regan has recently been accepted to a community college in Chicago but lacks the culinary tools she will need to practice at home. Regan has mentioned how much she wants a hot pink Kitchenaid which costs about $500. My goal is to help Regan reach $500 to accomplish her dream. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were able to Regan raise even more so she could go to some world renowned culinary school? You see from the picture how great a smile she has! She smiles all the time! Whether she's happy, sad or angry. I would just like to know, when I see that smile, that she is truly happy and doing what she loves..
- Brian Braithwaite
- Martha Howard