Celebrating and Caring




I just celebrated my 80th birthday, eighty incredible years.  I am so blessed and grateful to be healthy and have so many wonderful  people in my life.  One of the ways I celebrated my big birthday was by  fulfilling a 40 year dream to go hang gliding – I wisely decided I couldn’t wait  another 40 years -  it was a great experience but everyone is not so fortunate.

One  of the wonderful people in my life, and a dear friend, is Willie who is not  nearly as fortunate as I.  We met in a exercise class at the YMCA a few years ago-me trying to keep what I had physically and Willie trying to get back what he had lost.  

Willie worked in advertising before he had a stroke a dozen years ago.   Work benefits ended soon after, and he now lives on mere SS disability income.  Although he diligently strives to regain former capabilities he remains  disabled and struggles with other health issues. His speech is soft and slurred. He has a great smile and a contagious  laugh, both of which he readily shares with all he meets. Down deep he is  obviously a HAPPY person.

Somehow, despite his personal challenges he continues to give to others -  flowers, meals, notes, etc.  Interestingly, his credit rating is  EXCELLENT.

A  recent accident has put Willie in a serious financial bind.  He needs help.   With contributions from you, me, and others, we could raise a few thousand  dollars. Suddenly Willie would be out  of a monetary crisis.

Please consider  sharing this message and sharing from your bounty.   Frugal and caring Willie  will pay it forward as he is able.

What a bright world this would be if every life could  be touched by someone like Willie!

Thank you sincerely, cog







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Organizer and beneficiary

Charles Gentry 
Organizer
Greenville, SC
Willie James 
Beneficiary
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