Operation Cheesy Medicine

$1,781 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 4 months
Michael Houbrick  ORLANDO, FL
We are a non-profit company that believes, Laughter is the best medicine! Like many other charities, we do believe everyone needs to #GoBeyondGiving .
With our publishing partner, Shutterfly, our organization is best known for helping terminally ill children write their own children's picture book. These books, called Obooktuaries, sadly are sometimes the only legacy these brave children can leave behind for their family and friends. The books cleverly use the popular Hollywood Rats! (our own IP) to help narrate the child’s story about their stupid cancer (or whatever ails them.) The child proudly gets the “written by” credit on the front of the book. A limited edition 1 of 1 copy of each book is distributed free of charge to the terminally ill children and/or their family. Operation Cheesy Medicine, Inc. is sustained 100% on public and corporate donations.


We know we can't possibly help every terminally ill child write their own book before they pass away, but we can try. That is why it is critical we raise the money needed now.


Because we know we can not possibly write a book with every child, that is why we also provide fun gift boxes for those terminally ill children we can not help write a book with. 

There are two kinds of boxes:

Sweet Treats
Practical Jokes & Shenanigans

SWEET TREATS
Imagine....  Nicholas, the young cancer patient was in an animated state. He is flailing his arms telling his story, which soon would be turned into a children’s picture book that he is writing. A glance around Nicholas’ hospital room showed every inch of counter space is covered in a child’s dietary dream! Savory snacks and sugary nostalgic candy! At this point in Nicholas’ life journey, there is no kidding anyone. He won’t survive much longer. He knows it, and so does everyone in the room. Nicholas only wants to eat the things he enjoys, and that is where all of the snacks come in. The doctors, nurses, and his parents agree. Let the child, be a child for his remaining time. There is no broccoli or any asparagus spears within a 5-mile radius. But there is plenty of laughter and fun as Nicholas’s grandmother reaches into the “goodie box” for a snack. “Hey look, there’s Cracker Jack in here! I remember eating them when I was young.” “OKAY, go ahead Nana, just make sure I get the surprise!” he said.


Practical Jokes & Shenanigans
Many of these children are in hospitals for weeks and months on end. So we have cleverly put together a box of the all time best practical jokes these young patients can use to play pranks on unsuspecting nurses, doctors, family, and friends.



One of the more popular pranks is for the patient to hide a fake plastic bug(s) under their bed sheet. They know every day at a certain time their favorite nurse is coming by to lift their bed sheet to give them another unwanted shot. So as the young prankster lays their pretending to sleep, the nurse pulls back the sheet to find a bug or multiple bugs waiting for her. It's always good for a shrieking scream from their favorite medical professional!


Imagine having an opportunity to make a lasting impact on a family like Nicholas’ as they spend quality time with their terminally ill child. You can, because our non-profit foundation, Operation Cheesy Medicine, Inc. also provides custom gift boxes of candy or practical jokes to terminally ill children, nationwide... (and someday, world- wide) 

                                                                 
Can we count on you in helping make sure every terminally ill child receives their own custom picture book or one of these special gift boxes?


We are specifically seeking donations so we can provide one sweet candy box or one shenanigan laced box of practical jokes to every terminally ill child in the country.



Thank you for considering Operation Cheesy Medicine.
Be recently located the company from the Pacific North West to Orlando, Florida to work closer with the other pediatric cancer charities in Central Florida. 

In the past four months we have lost several special friends to cancer who believed in what we are doing. It is imperative that we have the ability to reach every child with cancer before it takes their young life. We want the opportunity  to put just a little bit of laughter back into their life! With each passing patient it makes us want to work faster and harder to ensure that everyone gets that last laugh! 

For more information, please feel free to visit our website at www.OperationCheesyMedicine.org.
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Update 31
Posted by Michael Houbrick
14 days ago
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The Bible teaches that giving should be done in accordance with our means. I've recently had a discussion about this, so it was no surprise that while doing Bible study research today I "coincidentally" came across a verse about giving... I am convinced that in 2 Corinthians, Paul was quite clear on this: “For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have” (2 Corinthians 8:12). Put another way Paul is saying that you should give in proportion to what God has given you. He said it this way in 1 Corinthians 16:2, “each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper.” This means at least two things:

1. since we are all supposed to give proportionately, those who have more money or talent are expected to give more.
2. the Lord never asks us to give what we do not have, or contribute beyond our means.

As a reminder, this is not just about giving money. I feel blessed to be able to "give" my artistic talents and creativity to what I'm doing with Operation Cheesy Medicine. Many give their time and have taken to causes close to their own heart. I admire everyone who volunteers like that. However, as a prankster from birth, and someone who always has another shenanigan up their sleeve, it should come to no one's surprise that I take every opportunity to make people laugh and smile. It's my calling. With my foundation, I'm specifically able to make really sick people smile. I'd like to think my efforts also makes God smile.
Let me ask you, are you really giving in proportion to the material blessings that the Lord has given you? If not, feel free to click on the Operation Cheesy Medicine link to make a contribution today.
We are all here to help others.
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Update 30
Posted by Michael Houbrick
15 days ago
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Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are having sex or eating chocolate? It’s true. Thanks to fMRI technology, researchers are able to see brain activity when certain acts are taken and in a study on charitable giving when people donated to a worthy cause, the midbrain region of the brain lit up. This is the area of the brain that is responsible for our cravings (food and sex) and pleasure rewards, showing the link between charitable giving and pleasure.
This reward or pleasure response to giving is the physiological reason behind the ‘warm glow’ or that good feeling you get when you give and why you may choose to spend money on others or charity compared to yourself. But does giving actually make you happier? According to a survey and study by researchers Dunn, Akin, Aknin and Norton, it does.
So do you want to be happier right now? Then please click on our GoFundme link and make a donation to Operation Cheesy Medicine. You will feel better. We're not doctors, but we do have the word medicine in our name. Thank you in advance for your kindness.
You feel better when you give to others
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Update 29
Posted by Michael Houbrick
2 months ago
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I'm happy we have surpassed our original goal. I was asked, "I want to help. What is your next goal?" Let me explain... Well, honestly a non-profit foundation like Operation Cheesy Medicine never limits their goals, mainly because the more we can receive in donations, the more a foundation like ours can help those it serves. The $1500 original goal is what is bare bones needed on a monthly basis to really do what I have been self funding for almost a year. Many people had no idea I was doing what I am doing, so in a sense, it serves a dual purpose; PR and fund raising. As the foundation grows, it will attract corporate sponsors, with bigger donations, and the foundation will run itself. So, the answer to the question, right now essentially, Operation Cheesy Medicine is costing me personally on average, about $1500 a month. I have been fortunate that I have always been able to deliver when called upon to deliver a box or do a book when called upon. That is God's blessing at work, not mine. To make a donation for the end of this tax year, please click on the link below.
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Update 28
Posted by Michael Houbrick
2 months ago
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It's always impossible to know when and how to thank someone for their generosity. Yesterday we received a donation that made us hit our original goal. Woo Hoo! The donation came from a prior recipient of our good work. Someone who needed to smile, in a time when smiles were hard to find. I'm so proud to now call all of this family my friends. There isn't a day that doesn't go by that I do not also feel their loss. Even before I knew them, God put it upon my heart to invest my time and talent into their need. So, it goes to show you that God rewards hard work and generosity. I've always said, you can not out give God. If you give $20, God will reward you with $200. If you give $50, God will somehow, in some way reward you with $500. It is called, the law of reciprocity, and it applies in EVERY culture on the face of the earth. The law of reciprocity simply explains that when someone gives you something you feel an obligation to give back. Giving and receiving favors is a common exchange and is an implicit assumption in most of our relationships. So with a few more days left before we down turkey, ham eggnog and fruit cake, make an effort to give. and help us now shatter our goals. You will be rewarded in 2017. Give a donation to The Operation Cheesy Medicine. Click the link below to go to our GoFundMe campaign.
To receive you must first give
Yep, it's just this simple.
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Renee Tennant
21 days ago

Best of wishes and may God Bless you Michael.

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$1,781 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 4 months
Created October 17, 2016
Michael Houbrick  
$226
Anonymous
9 days ago
RT
$5
Renee Tennant
24 days ago
ON
$50
Octavius And Nero
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
NC
$225
Nicole Carlson
2 months ago

Merry Christmas Love Team Logan

AA
$25
Ava Aston
2 months ago

Godspeed Mr. Bricks.

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
JD
$48
Jessie Donahue
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

You don't know me but a friend told me about what you are doing and I was moved to help out. This is just a start. I want to give more

KW
$40
Kraig Wees
2 months ago

Hi Michael...keep the dream going!

JH
$10
Jeff Hoffs
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
JN
$39
Julie Nicolla
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks for making my family smile again. You are doing God's work in an area that many people want to be in.

Renee Tennant
21 days ago

Best of wishes and may God Bless you Michael.

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