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The NBA does more than shoot the hoop


Michael Jordan Flight School 2012
as he talked to the kids there bout learning, about focus and livin the dream!
The National Basketball Association *NBA*
has let those affected by Super Storm Sandy know that they are about so much more than focus, style and shooting the hoops now.

As the Miami Heat travel amidst the devastation and sit in buses and tweet and such things the long lines of traffic; some were thinking it is a tip off that should not happen at all given the heartaches suffered …
Miami is no stranger to hurricanes and their aftermath. Yet it will happen, and people will come, the Mayor wants it to happen there in NY, to bring alive tradition and those things that restore resiliency and normalacy and money to the state … 
Dwayne Wade thought it should be postponed and he also made a decision to help. He is donating he entire salary from that game, $210,000.  to charity from that night in NY of balling.  You can be sure he is recruiting others to do the same… 
Other organiztations have contributed; the LA Lakers will donate $50,000.00 for relief efforts and support and they will match up to $50,000. in fan support to the Red Cross!
 
The NBA  will donate $1 million to aide post-Sandy support and recovery! Bravo NBA and those who play the game.
We hear of the musicians and the celebrities who are now having shows and doing such great work, and now we are hearing of the ballers, those who are on the court making a difference in the lives of so many. They are not only making a difference for those affected by the super storm Sandy; but they are the role models of young boys and girls who want to find their own passion or have found it, who are now on teams and wearing uniforms to represent teams or those very players who are giving up their salaries as they play the Knicks in Madison Square. They are learning an important lesson by Dwayne Wade in giving and oh how good that lesson will serve them as they may now dig into piggy banks or through their closets taking their old shoes and some clothes to the American Red Cross or local places where drives are being held and trucks being loaded for NYC or NJ.  It’s all better than great for kids to see the efforts of one that they look up to, and one from the courts as they are often in rec centers and in the courts across the lands.  Thank you NBA, thank you Dwayne Wade for your love, your care, your passion, both on and off the court. Bet that traffic was terrible up there as you sat and had to look out the window knowing there was little you could do to make things better, yet you have done more than you will ever know.
       
Some will step up, others will dribble and still others will shoot the hoop while many will sit on the sidelines and find fault… We now see so many who are coming full center of the court to lend a hand, to put it all out there for the benefit of others in need. Great lessons for our children, and we can all bet that they are watching…  People are standing UP, and for that today we give great thanks and a shout out to all…
 
The fire is burning brightly and the sage is in the air:
For the East Coast, we are thinking of you and hold you up in HOPE, Compassion and strength as YOU STAND UNITED there.
We hold up our warriors,
Billy Ray  with Yvonne right beside him; his diagnosis of Brain Cancer, yet he says “full steam ahead”. Our hearts are wrapped around him as hey fight this horrible disease with the love of so many surrounding them.

EE who is continues with those treatments and arduous trips to docs out there in Colorado, we are thinking about you and with you now standing for you…

 
For a young man Dakota who lost his Dad last week our prayers for strength are with you and your family, and friends.

For Chris V. our breast CA Survivor,
For N.O.P.E in all of your work and tears we are with you.
 
For Richards Family as they grieve him out in Indiana, hoping they remember the lessons he taught well and that he is but a heartbeat away as he now dances in the heavens

To those who are fighting the fight,
we are fighting alongside you and thinking about you.

Congratulations to Lori out in Indiana on the birth of her newest grandbaby, as I know there will be a home filled and arms filled with a bundle of love out there.
Prayers going up for Laura Roorda’s dad who is fighting his battle of Cancer now, , may he have warpaint on and find his strength for this battle.
We are thinking and praying for you.


~ `~
For:
WM, Ruby, Dottie, Todd, John, BK, Clare, Yvonne, Evelyn, Sonny, Trace, Lyle, Michael, Beverly, Shauna, Dixie,
The Royal Family *You are a beautiful couple and I pray that you know we are with you, raise hell on those who have violated you*,
and
Julia Skinner and her NRV ELITE in Christiansburg VA,
Coach Carb and family, Cooper, Mark, Marvin, Zaden, Zamerion, Daniel, 
Carol, Sandy, Carrie and her family in Aurora,Ali,BK, Carolyn, Karen, Kelly and her family up North,


For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.


 Dianne, Ken, Jane, Walter, Heidi, Lori, Cynthia, Scott, Ali Legend, and children,  Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing in the memory of Thomas O’Brien,
For:
KM, Osh Kosh, Harriet, Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, BK, Stephanie, Lorrie, Pop and his family,
Sherry C.,  Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, D, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, The Patriot Guard, Carol,The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles,  Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink,
 Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed,   Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed, Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone to soon,
and for

OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,those who have fallen and are still missing we honor and thank you,

May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
We  remember.
For,
 DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,

danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr,  Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer ,
Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *http://www.negroartist.com/* what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel  of the US MARINES and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
AND for:
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . .. 
 
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.

 

Time has come to send Mom/Dot/Cob back to her favorite Baller>> Kamryn, who says she has been gone forever! I do believe he has outgrown his latest Jordans, and in need of a new pair before his first NRV ELITE Basketball tournament in November! Oh my what shall we ever do? 
Blessings on the winds friends as today the fog has rolled in and it‘s time to head to the airport soon…
 “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”
– Michael Jordan

Walk in Beauty
DRSES

 

 
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2 comments on “The NBA does more than shoot the hoop

  1. yes Sandy, it sure does get quiet, I am not sure why, or how that has happened.. I thank you for staying with us and letting us know you are here!

  2. Hello Dr. Sherry and friends. It sure gets quiet around here at times. Hope everyone is well. I hope Dot/Mom/Cob had a safe trip home and is enjoying the evening with Kamryn. I know he missed her very much. I am happy she had such a good long visit with you Dr. Sherry. Still thinking and praying for all those who were touched by the devastation of the storm. It is great that so many are contributing to the loss. Twas a busy day for me but a grand day with part of my family. Today is my brother's birthday so we met for lunch and celebrated. It was a very nice time and enjoyed being together.

    Wishing you a peaceful Sunday evening as we get rested to start a new week tomorrow. Take care friends. /Sandy♥

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