My Special Christmas Request


Okay, you guys know me. I donate. I’m a giver. I’m not perfect. I never pretend that I am. I don’t judge. I don’t condemn, criticize or judge. I give back. I try to make the world a better place. I forgive those that hurt me and I move on. I want to be a world changer. I always have been. I want my daughter and any other children I have to be proud to have me as their father. I said all that to say this:
I just heard a story and I want you all to get involved. The Christmas season is coming upon us and I know everyone is probably scrambling around buying presents last minute for family and kids, but I’m asking you, if you can to help out these two very special causes.

The first is a young girl: Naidelin, 11, who lives in South Carolina. She has cystic fibrosis. The doctors have given her six months to live. Her family is poverty stricken, her older sister and her four children live in the home with Naidelin and her parents. Naidelin can no longer attend school and has an IEP where tutors/teachers come out to her home to teach her, however after about 1.5 hours she is struggling for breath and in pain and it becomes too difficult for her to continue. Her parents are barely able to pay for their bills and Naidelin’s hospital bills which means that Naidelin will be going without Christmas presents this year. Naidelin likes Hello Kitty, SpongeBob SquarePants, she is in the sixth grade and focusing on math and english (so any of those helpful toys/electronics would be great), she hates baby dolls and barbie dolls, likes batman, and wants a blanket.

The second is Morningside Middle School in South Carolina: This school is in desperate need of computers. It is a Title One school. Many of the female students there aspire to growing up, having children and getting on welfare because that’s what their mothers did and they barely know better. However, they have a few teachers there now who are teaching them that they can aspire to better, but there is a new policy that is going to be coming into play that is supposed to help them, but it will only benefit schools that have computers, because instead of allowing students to breeze through school and just guess at the right answer, multiple choice questions will disappear and students will have to show their work. Morningside does not have enough computers at their school and many of their students do not have the comprehension to be able to speak or write to be able to use one to be able to use one efficiently. I want to be able to supply this school with some computers. They don’t have to be top of the line, but I think it would be awesome to either send the school a check from “The GLBTQ Community” (LOL) or buy a bunch of computers and have them just be delivered or something (Unless someone lives in South Carolina and can deliver them?) I’m thinking if we can donate about 5 or 6 computers that will go a long way to helping that school which is about 1300-2000 if we don’t get top of the line.

If you want to help out, you can send the gifts:

Vicktor Alexander
For Naidelin
5549 Black Hawk Lane
Lakeland, FL 33810

If you want to help out Morningside Middle School, address the checks TO Morningside Middle School (DO NOT address them to me, I don’t want to be responsible for that) or buy a gift card to Best Buy or Walmart.
If you can’t help, I completely understand, but for those of you who do something, even if all you do is send a Christmas card to Naidelin or something to the kids at Morningside, thank you so much. I appreciate you. I’ll keep you all updated.

5 thoughts on “My Special Christmas Request”

  1. for Naidelin, would u like a ck, a visa gift card, or cash?? I would be comfortable sending u cash if it’s easier for u to get it to Naidelin. I’ve been buying your book/stories for the last year and also read your With a Groan and a Moan post, and so yes I would like to help. Thanks for informing us, your readers on this Christmas request.

    Patty Rowell

  2. I’d love to hear the final outcome at the end of the season. There is nothing better than a heartwarming real story of making a difference and i’d like to know if we achieve that. We have a mayoral childrens Christmas charity where all staff in our workplace donate at least one present each instead of gifting each other with a kris kringle present. If everyone did a little bit more even if it is only a small bit, together we can make the world a better place. Even if it is only one child at Christmas or improving one child’s prospects at school, thereis nothing better than bringing joy to others. Share the spirit. Merry Christmas everyone.

  3. I live in a community where some of residents can’t get out and decorate their apt’s. So @ nite, myself and daughter go around and do a little decorating to help lift their spirits. During the holidays allot of the “big” kids r forgotten. So we use decorations from the dollar store, mostly some holiday balls, bells, and snow flakes. It really helps the spirits and allot of them are trying to figure who is doing it (Neighborhood watch, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, some of the high school kids). It’s just fun to do and just sit back and hear how happy they r that they have something up at all. It’s my way of sharing the spirit of Christmas cheer

  4. Patty love, you ROCK!!! An awesome big high five to you and your daughter. It is so easy for good people to do nothing. To hear this was so inspiring, I just wanted to say well done and tip my hat to you. May the joy of the season (and those of the neighbourhood) be with you always.

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