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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kindness from the Heart

Shaun and I were guests at a wonderful wedding this past weekend. My beautiful Aunt married a wonderful man. I'm so happy for their union. The day was amazing and the party was so much fun! I danced the night away! Of course, I wore a dress with the zipper in the side and disguised Vito again.
My Aunt and her new husband decided to do something different at their wedding that touched both my heart and my mechanical heart. They specifically requested no gifts but in leiu of gifts they asked their guests to donate to the Heart and Stoke Foundation. (I'm tearing up just writing this.) That's not all though. They also included in their invitation package forms for guests to register their consent for organ and tissue donation. Their kindness is so touching.
I want to send a big thank you to my Aunt and new Uncle, you have made a difference. You have reached not only those with heart disease or those waiting for an organ transplant, but you have reached their families and their friends. This kindness continues endlessly. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. It WAS an awesome day! Colleen and Larry had every detail perfect, and the weather even co-operated! Andrea's dress was gorgeous, the hidden zipper and lace around the cord hid VITO totally! Noone would have guessed he attended too!