Jewelry for Jenny

Jenny Bizaillion and her husband didn’t have any medical insurance, and he is overwhelmed right now by the enormous medical bills incurred during her hospital stay and then also for her funeral expenses. Jewelry for Jenny is selling jewelry designed specifically with Jenny in mind.   Jenny’s daughter and close friend helped design the jewelry, and part of the proceeds will go directly to help with medical costs.  It’s very touching to go to this site and read the story of Jenny and see the pieces of jewelry that reflect her life.

Thousands of prayers for Jenny were lifted up during her sudden illness (flu/pneumonia/sepsis), and you can still visit the FaceBook site set up for her!  Although Jenny passed away at the young age of 31 and is greatly missed, her family believes God has a greater purpose in mind.  Jenny’s passion for Christ has touched so many people’s lives!


Philanthropists are interesting to read about and learn what they do to help other people.  For example, I was reading about richard willich recently, and the article said that he asks these three questions in his personal and philanthropic philosophy:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair?
  3. Will it improve things?

I think these are very worthwhile questions, and I like the fact that he supports positive youth programs as well as educational and historical preservation pursuits.  That’s probably the teacher side of me that’s drawn to these pursuits.

Do you know of some interesting philanthropists?

Drinking Water Quality for Major Metropolitan Areas

university-of-cincinnati-logo-7-09Would you like to check the quality of drinking water in your area?  Just go to the University of Cincinnati’s website and click on a major city on the United States map. A graph will show you the quality of the drinking water according to several different contaminates.

I’m surprised at how much chlorine is in our water. Well, actually I guess I’m not too surprised. We can definitely taste the chlorine in our water which is one of the reasons we’ve been using bottled distilled water.  However, we just purchased a “Pur” water filter so we won’t be buying gallons of water now. There’s no chlorine taste using the filter, and we like the taste of the water so far.

Wow! Can These Young Girls Sing! Listen to the National Anthem!

These are five girls aged 8 to 13, the “Cactus Cuties,” singing the National Anthem – really good!!  They seem so young but they can really sing.  There is something that warms the heart to listen to these younsters sing a patriotic song such as this.  I wanted to know the words to the whole song so I looked it up.  We never sing most of the verses, but the last verse impressed me with this phrase:
And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust’ “

Send a Christmas Card

When addressing your Christmas cards this year, please take one card and
send it to this address.  If everyone sends one card, think of how many cards these
wonderful special people who have sacrificed so much would get.

When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical  Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

Girl With Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming Queen

This has to be one of the sweetest stories I’ve heard in a long time.   Kristin was crowned homecoming queen in Aledo, Texas, while hundreds of people in the stands gave her a standing ovation, cheered, and many burst into tears.  It was a very touching moment that those at the football game will never forget.  And neither will Kristin.  Here’s the whole story in detail with a great video from ABC News.