Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:43 pm
Posted By Bluebird
Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:24 pm Post subject: Happy New Year and Thanks from ChildrensHospice.org
I received the email below today from Lori and Devon at ChildrensHospice.org. This is where many purchased the bracelet that Johnny's been wearing lately -- the bracelet that CharlotteinCA told us about Dec. 13 (thanks!!!)
Anyway, Lori and Devon asked me to pass on their thanks.
I got carried away and sent a nice reply back to them and just received another email asking if they could pass it (my email) on to Dustin's mother!!! Me happy? You bet.
Here's what Lori and Devon had to say
Happy New Year! We wanted to send you a note to express our gratitude to you and all of the Johnny Depp fans for their compassion and respect for the work of ChildrensHospice.Org. Every single encounter with Mr. Depp’s fans has been 100% positive and loving – such a great reflection of the caliber of fans he attracts.
Some fans had questions about Dustin. Dustin was the most amazing child! His photo is attached. Wise beyond his years, Dustin was loving and compassionate. More than anything, he wanted to be an actor. Melissa Gilbert, president of SAG, gifted Dustin with his own SAG card 2 weeks before he died. Dustin was having a particularly difficult day that day and when Melissa said, “Dustin, it’s official, you are an ACTOR,” his smile lit up the hospital room. Both Dustin’s mom and Melissa are on our board of directors. After his death we created the bracelet with his message and Melissa gave the bracelet to Johnny Depp for Christmas last year. Now he wears it, proud to be inspired by Dustin’s message…today is a gift…have fun! When Johnny Depp wore it at the Grauman’s hand and foot ceremony, it was especially powerful – we know that Dustin was right there with him, smiling from heaven.
We are grateful that the bracelet sales are strong and we have a waiting list with hundreds more on order. The next shipment of bracelets should arrive mid January. There may be a great deal of press about this soon, so we could encourage fans to get orders in and get on the waiting list if they want one. 100% of the proceeds go directly to ChildrensHospice.Org for supporting children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Dustin’s family is most grateful for everyone who is wearing them and his mom sends her love to you all.
Again, thank you so very much.
Lori Butterworth & Devon Dabbs
Co-Founders, Co-Executive Directors
Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition
Please feel free to post this if you think it would be appropriate.
Happy New Year from all of us at ChildrensHospice.Org