The long and short of it .... First event

Posted by Chari Reynolds on October 10, 2013 at 5:45 AM


Our first event was held to help a sweet boy named Dustin.  It does not hurt to mention he is super cute.  Dustin is currently in California receiving treatments to help with Autism. The long and short of it, he is responding to these treatments and making progress. So worth the sacrifices that Dustin and his family made to get to this point.  We need to provide these opportunities for individuals. Money should not be the reason these wonderful children go without. This sentiment echoed in my head as I set up our first event.   The Sun coming up over the trees as I nervously set up tables lined with a variety of baked goods people had donated.  Would people come?   Would people give? The long and short of it, yes!  Not shortly after I set up the treat tables, a man in a truck pulled up and started unloading garage sale items all to benefit this family.  My heart was touched.  That would not be the last time that day.   I was touched as I stared at the baking talent on the table, the cost of flour and chocolate all donated to make delectable creations to raise funds.  I was touched at the vibrant help I received by two gorgeous ladies in Dustin Defender's t-shirts selling goods with a smile.  I was touched when one of the most giving and joyful teenagers I've ever met, loaded up a basket full of goodies and started walking the neighborhood selling to people shopping the community sale.  I was touched at the lady who got out of her car, looked around did not buy anything, and handed me 2 dollars and said, "I have an adult son with Autism and I want to help".  I was touched by the two men who got out of their truck, bought 2 cookies, handed me a $20 bill and told me to "keep the change".   The willingness of people to give touched my heart in a way I will soon not forget.  Thank you to all you who gave.  Whether it was with your time, service, donation, it meant something to us, and most importantly to Dustin.  Our most deserving recipient.

Thank you! Thank you!


Thank you!!!



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Reply Tim
12:20 PM on November 2, 2013 
Thank You Chari for all the hard work you put into Dustin's successful fundraiser. I was unable to participate, as I was traveling with the family to California. I look forward in helping with future fundraisers on Weston's behalf. Thanks Again !
Tim ( Dustin's Dad )