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Monday
Aug012011

Team Tassy Strikes Again

After surviving a long day of work, I grabbed my cell phone to quickly catch up on personal emails before heading over to the airport. As I scrolled through a particularly long and shenanigans-filled chain, I laughed out loud. Literally. You would too if you would have seen some of the crazy that was being discussed.

"What's so funny?" a co-worker asked.

"Just catching up on some stuff for a fundraiser that's coming up," I told her.

"What fundraiser is that?" she asked.

"A friend of mine is trying to save Haiti," I told her. It's the truth.

That simple statement sent her into a tailspin of political commentary. She went on and on about the "evil Red Cross" and government handouts, and blah, blah, blah.

That woman is completely missing the point. In her head filled with opinions and biases and media spin, she has lost sight of what's been happening in Haiti since the earthquake in early 2010. There is a long, very long, way to go, but there are people making a difference. Sometimes the best way to make a difference is to change lives one person at a time.

Remember Tassy?

I'm absolutely positive he would tell you that he is better off than he was just a year ago. Thanks to a chance encounter with Ian Rosenberger (yeah, THAT Ian Rosenberger*) who then rallied hundreds of people into action, Tassy is now tumor-free. He's making plans for college, singing joyful songs at the top of his lungs, and changing the lives of everyone he encounters.

But the team who worked together to form Team Tassy aren't done. They've saved one life, but now they want to do it again.

This Thursday, August 4th, Team Tassy is kicking things into gear with the Second Annual A Night for Tassy at The Priory. There will be food (A COOKIE TABLE, PEOPLE), music, a raffle, and shenanigans. All proceeds will help to save another life.

More information is available over here, and you can get your tickets at Eventbrite. If you can't make it Thursday night, consider donating here.

I hope to see you there!

* It's possible that the only reason I linked that video is because I know it'll make Ian cringe.

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Reader Comments (2)

i love your generous heart.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhello haha narf

I stumbled upon your blog a few months back and have been an avid reader. You are a break in the hectic day when I need some sanity at work... I went to college with Ian before his days on survivor- wonderful guy with the best sense of humor!!

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia
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