-Received August 16,2009-
“ I don't think we expected anyone to help us, not really. That doesn't sound so nice when I say it like that. We went through all the money, savings, 401k, everything making sure my little girl was taken care of. You came into our lives to help her smile and I was skeptical when our caseworker told us about laptops Of Love and what you did. So I looked at your website. I knew right then this was what she needed. Our girl Cathy is 9 and was diagnosed with ( leukemia) some 7 months ago. We live in sessions or rounds of treatment now, and hope for good news everyday.
My husband and I had been trying to hold on to what felt like”a life crashing in on us” together. So when your Charity came along and did everything it said it was going to, then you made sure to put us in touch with some people to talk with for some other help, and gave this laptop to Cathy also! Well, we want to say please don't stop what you do, please! This is getting typed with myself, Cathy, and my husband in the bed as we tell you that people just don't know all you can do. Your organization is willing to do everything to give our child the biggest smile we have ever seen. From Carl and myself foremost, our family just got bigger, We are adding all of you to it!
One day we hope people will find you, and as we did learn of the deep connection you have for all you help, it is what make all of you so very special to us now. We also hope you will accept our thank you to everyone that makes this happen for children like my daughter. Laptops Of Love, you very quietly set in motion, and stirred up something in our hearts we need to remind ourselves of. No one could have done for us six months ago what you have! We are happy to know you and hope to help. We would like meet you one day as much as Cathy wants to.”
God Bless you and your Volunteers.
Carl & Ann ------------
To laptops Of Love staff.
After we spoke with one of the volunteers, it was like being able to open up and feel safe in the knowledge that no matter what, no matter the outcome of Danny's treatment, from this point on it was going to be with a smile and as much fun as you can squeeze into the laptop for him. We were told he had Ewing sarcoma in his leg bones.
Seeing him now with his laptop and the way you made it just for him is incredible. You have to see his face when he clicks on the program that lets him call my phone. If absolutely nothing else worked but that, you answered a prayer for him! For us! You are doing something so wonderful and in such a different way to bring about Danny feeling alive again. He's returning back to the child that seemed to have faded away for some time.
You told us we would understand when he had the world in his hands again. We understand what was meant by that now. My wife and I want to tell you how much we appreciate all you have done and Danny is as happy as we have ever seen him. He's even doing school work and we think he even looks foreword to it now. For a 12 year old that's amazing! Your Charity works magic. We are letting others know about your website and how personal it is to each of you.
Thank you for your help
Norm and Bobbi -----
Hi this is Brian
It's neat to have my laptop. You know me? I never knew it was going to laugh every time I start it up pressing that blue button. I crack up and laugh good at it. Every time my little sister comes up to see me mommy and daddy sneak her in! She makes me smile cause she laughs too. She sounds just like it! I feel good when I hear it now. I am not afraid when no one is in the room but me. I even can watch a cartoon anytime I want. I don't have to give this back right? It's mine the nurse told me but I just thought I maybe should ask you. My Mom and Dad don't live together anymore but they always come to see me together so I let them use it to. They told you that I have the cancer in my head didn't they. I got to tell you laptops of love is cool. I 'm doing better I think today. Not so worried about Friday. That's tomorrow. They put the burn in me. But I can't wait for it to be over. I get to come back to my bed and will show mom how to play the racing game. I really like it. You know your really nice. Hey, you should give one to Shara. Shes this girl down the hall. She's older than me. She's real sad cause she lost her hair. I found some of it one day when I was talking to her. I keep it in my pocket so I can tell her not to be sad. Then I take it out and said I found her hair. Then she tells me to shut up. But she's smiling, so I know it's ok for me to say that sometimes to her. Can you help her to? If you say yes, I'll go and tell her for you, ok. Will you be my new friends?
Brian --------- (11yrs old)
St. Louis MO.
Dear Laptops Of Love,
I hope your being thanked for the service your providing to so many of are children. I know I have told you on more than one occasion how powerful a statement your sending out to those who get to come in contact with your organization, with your positive attitude, and the way you all put your heart into everything you give to these children.
It shines through clearly now. I'm impressed and don't get to say that often enough in this line of work. I knew this was going to be something very unique the first time we spoke. So I'm going to speak for all of the case managers in the hospitals that wish to say but are not able a very loud and resounding Thank you.
You make all our job's so much the better. Bless you for each child you help, and for every smile you bring to all of us. You found a way for all of us to remember the child with in ourselves. It was always right before or eyes. That's pretty special of you.