Thursday, December 23, 2010

angels among us??

There are very few times in my life that I have been speechless....anyone who knows me can vouch for that! The Christmas miracle that happened Tuesday night in the Atlanta airport was definitely one of those times.

I had just sat down to have a quick bite to eat when a fellow passenger from my San Antonio flight asked if he could join me. (Full disclosure here---I thought he was trying to hit on me! quickly learned you shouldn't judge a book by its cover!)

We exchanged the standard "where ya headed?" and "what do you do?"'s and some where along the way I brought up Avery and Rett Syndrome. I gave him an awareness card and talked about the research. I manged to throw in Girlpower2cure and the fund-raising for research they were doing.

He gave me a business card and told me that he and his wife would love to have me and the kids for a getaway and said to shoot him an email and remind him of the conversation we had just had and we said our goodbyes.

I was sitting at my gate when I saw him walk by twice. He came and sat down next to me and pulled something out and started writing. He asked again about girlpower and then handed me a fold check. He explained it wasn't much but he hoped it would help find a cure for avery. He said God bless and Merry Christmas and he was gone. As soon as he walked away I opened the check. What did I find but a $500!!! dollar donation!

Angels walk among us everywhere! I am so glad I shared about Avery and Rett Syndrome.

If you read this John I., thank you, thank you, thank you! Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.