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Old 01-04-2020, 09:08 AM
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Let's see. Whatever I have done, I wish I could have done more...and I will.

Now, every other week I travel to Ocala to donate platelets for cancer patients with LifeSouth (counting 230 donations so far), I am the coordinator for an AED/CPR team in my neighborhood, I coordinate Neighbors Taking Care of Neighbors and drove a lady to her doctor's appointment yesterday, I mentor a young student at Wildwood Middle School, I am a volunteer usher at my church and serving them is serving my GOD, and I donated a sound loop in the church for hearing impaired.....BUT I CAN AND I WILL DO MORE.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:33 AM
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Let's see. Whatever I have done, I wish I could have done more...and I will.

Now, every other week I travel to Ocala to donate platelets for cancer patients with LifeSouth (counting 230 donations so far), I am the coordinator for an AED/CPR team in my neighborhood, I coordinate Neighbors Taking Care of Neighbors and drove a lady to her doctor's appointment yesterday, I mentor a young student at Wildwood Middle School, I am a volunteer usher at my church and serving them is serving my GOD, and I donated a sound loop in the church for hearing impaired.....BUT I CAN AND I WILL DO MORE.


That is great. I do platelet donations 24 times a year when my health is good enough. Do this here in Lady Lake at the One Blood office. I should be at 31 gallons by the end of the month of January 2020. Knock on wood. With about 160 donations but these are to various blood banks in CA, MN and the Tampa Bay area in addition to One Blood and Life South.

Used to donate blood on the Life South blood mobile once in a while but have not since around 2013 or so. Have been sticking with One Blood.

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It wasn't recent, but a few years ago I bought a patio villa for a person, who I considered a"combat buddy" who had fallen on hard times- he was a screen writer and his wife was a former super model & their life went into the basket when the screen writers went on strike

Bought the villa in Buttonwood, they left TV when neighbors got in her face, because of her Japanese heritage--she was the face of "Leggs panty hose" and appeared on the Cosby show, but was fired when she refused Cosby's advances
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:20 AM
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It wasn't recent, but a few years ago I bought a patio villa for a person, who I considered a"combat buddy" who had fallen on hard times- he was a screen writer and his wife was a former super model & their life went into the basket when the screen writers went on strike

Bought the villa in Buttonwood, they left TV when neighbors got in her face, because of her Japanese heritage--she was the face of "Leggs panty hose" and appeared on the Cosby show, but was fired when she refused Cosby's advances
Cool. These very powerful people who abuse their positions for their own selfish needs are quite a problem. Cosby sure is one of these.

Good to hear that you tried to help. And did help.
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What does this have to do with this current thread?
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:28 PM
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And then there's the age old debate; Can there even be such a thing...as a truly altruistic deed/action?

The argument being, that even if it is done in total anonymity, that at least the giver/doer derives pleasure from it...therefore it doesn't meet the strict definition of "altruism."

Regardless, this world is a much better place, because of those who take the time and make the effort...to help others.



To get back on topic, the most recent thing I've personally done that makes certain other folks feel better, is to have slowed down...posting on TOTV.


Happy New Year y'all.
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I plan on taking care of 2 very special people in 2020, Mom and Dad.
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That is very nice. I have a lot of clothing I would like to donate to them. Do you have a contact number? TIA

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I keep saying I am never going to do this, but here I am again!

What is the purpose of this thread?
Do you do something for someone in the hopes of recognition?
Do you do something for someone because they really need it and you are able to help?

No, I do not like this thread at all ..................
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