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A Letter from the Daughter Who Lives Above Me

I just wanted to pass this letter along to all of you which was delivered with a plate full of homemade Snickerdoodles. From Camilia, the daughter of Martin and Jackie who we all gave our $10,000 gift to.

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I ate all the Snickerdoodles. Sorry, I should have shared them with all of you. Sorry about that.

letter-from-camilia

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

79 comments
Gay Dad Laughing
Gay Dad Laughing

I don't know about anyone else, but I am pretty bummed about the snickerdoodles...

Jim Marti
Jim Marti

This is great! What I like about your blog (and what I believe keeps people coming back) is the diversity in posts. Some I don't agree with and others I whole heartedly support! This is one of them! Good work. 

Denise Chrisman
Denise Chrisman

TY so much Dan for sharing this and allowing all of us in fb-land to be a part of it. HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!

Sue Crane Bryan
Sue Crane Bryan

Totally awesome..I am so glad I could be a part of this!

Christina
Christina

What a very earnestly written thank you note! Lovely!

Also, she has beautiful handwriting!

Frank Rodriguez-falcon
Frank Rodriguez-falcon

why the week he took ist place last year and he's running for 1st place this year.

Basalmouse
Basalmouse

2 thumbs up, really made my bad day good! thanks for the pick me up :)

Cmeisner
Cmeisner

Heart warming! But I agree with Maree, a cookie would've been nice too ;)

MareeMulreany
MareeMulreany

Wow first thing I read this morning..  Thank you for sharing the letter with us.. Coming together with so many other people I dont even know to be able to help someone and make their life a little better was the best feeling.. 

But I would have enjoyed a snickerdoodle :P

crusherbevdr
crusherbevdr

I'm glad we could help them.  It seems like it was really appreciated.


Good job, Dan.


Karen Swift
Karen Swift

Woo Hoo! My small $5 donation wasn't much but it made me feel good to help out and it still amazes me that $20,000 was collected in a weeks time! Thank You Dan for such a wonderful idea and for sharing this opportunity with us, it is nice to see how many caring people are out there and are willing to help someone they don't even know.....:)

Georga Whiting
Georga Whiting

Beautiful. Now what have we decided to do with the other 10k?

LisaColeman45
LisaColeman45

so awesome...... but I still want snickerdoodles!!!!!!!!  :)

Helenvan
Helenvan

that is awesome.....and the snickerdoodles? ..past your lips onto your hips, thanks for taking another one for the team

KimHansen
KimHansen

I hate to admit it, Dan, but I think you're right.... That was no coincidence.  You were MEANT to be bitten by that dog.  You changed their lives for the better because of it.  Thanks for allowing us to be, in some small way, a part of such awesome change, hope, and love in this world! XOXO

XS143
XS143

Awww.. bless!  should I be upset you ate all the Snickerdoodles? or just relieved? (what are they?) :) 

Strange Matthews
Strange Matthews

I can't enjoy this letter without Snickerdoodles. Thanks a lot. (Kidding)

Rebecca Price
Rebecca Price

Wait 'til those girls grow up to be super-star-pay-it-forwarders themselves.

MellieG
MellieG

If everyone were to pay it forward (meaning all acts of kindness) ... what a world we could live in! Thanks Dan for making it a better place :)

astrocyn
astrocyn

aw.  that made me teary.  lovely.

Hannah Stewart
Hannah Stewart

Paying it forward is the best! You are awesome for organizing this!

allyp14
allyp14

Thank you Dan for letting me be part of this wonderful gift for your neighbours.  They sound like an amazing family and I hope all the best for them as Jackie recovers from her cancer and treatments.  I pray that Martin, Camilla and Stephani are able to get the support they need day to day.  Thank you again!

LauraPVegas
LauraPVegas

She is above and beyond welcome......... was a pleasure to help people that truly needed it! I am grateful to you Dan for letting me and my daughter be a part of something that otherwise we'd never even have known about!

laine
laine

Thanks Dan for sharing....I had a great Christmas but being a part of this act of kindness to your neighbours was the best part of my holidays!!

Casey Quinlan
Casey Quinlan

That's what I call getting a year off to a great start!! (Y)

SandraB13
SandraB13

Thank you so much for sharing this. Warms the heart. Thank you also for letting us be a part of something so wonderful. :) 

MrsSmith
MrsSmith

Why you gotta make me cry all the time!??!  Great things you've done!  

StephanieC
StephanieC

Thank you so much for allowing us to all share in this amazing opportunity.You are awesome, Dan.

eabgab
eabgab

OMG I'm crying! That's so sweet! God bless them!

S Catherine Beal
S Catherine Beal

I love you Dan...for making me remember the important things in life.

KrisKufta
KrisKufta

I just love this and I too have also felt that through this act, my faith in humanity has been restored a bit. It is wonderful to know that human beings can come together at a time of need and still be able to work together. After reading some scary political posts just before the holidays, I was wondering if something like this would ever be possible again. For that, I thank you, Dan as well as every single one of your blog readers and especially those that contributed, even if it wasn't monetary, for prayers, thoughts and kind words are just as touching and meaningful.

RoxanneFlores
RoxanneFlores

I think that this family and what we did, collectively, for them restored ALL of our faiths in humanity.  I'm more than sure they'll use it wisely.