Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Monthly Winners!

Congratulations to our Round 1 LOVEbug2 Winners! Becky, Stephanie and Vanessa each won an Apple 8GB iPod Touch and will compete for the Grand Prize later this year!

Thank you for taking the time to make a difference in the lives of the people around you!

Sue Borowiak
Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

Stephanie Flood
Angel Needs a New Set of Wheels

Veronica Vargas
My Life Line

July Winner - Angel Needs a New Set of Wheels

submitted by jenny dzierozynski from libertyville, IL on Jun 2, 2010

Most of us go through our lives not realizing what a gift each day is. My nominee, Stephanie Flood lives each day knowing how truly precious life is. At age 9, she was diagnosed with a aggressive & deadly brain cancer, ependymoma. She's battled this reoccuring cancer 4 times but continues to give back & fight cancer. Steph has raised awareness & has been instrumental in raising large amounts of money for cancer research. She has gone before Congress, worked with Children's Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society. She's a recent college grad from NIU and is currently interning at Children's Memorial Hospital where she hopes to gain employment to continue to make a difference in the lives of those around her who are ill. Recently, her old car broke down and cannot be repaired. Please don't let this roadblock keep her from continuing her life's mission. She not only deserves this car, she REALLY needs it as she goes into the workplace. Please vote for our angel Steph!

July Winner - Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

submitted by sue Borowiak from Geneva, IL on Jun 2, 2010

For her entire life Becky has always been an outgoing, loving child. Being only 4'9'' she has been placed into the category of being a 'legal midget' something that usually would wound others, but Becky is proud of who she is. My daughter is extremely special and I could not be more proud of her. She shares a car with her twin sister, someone 5'5'' and soon her younger brother as well, who also is taller than her. She constantly has to change the seat in the car to make it work for her. Whenever she sits in our other cars, she needs a boost to sit higher in the chair to see to drive. My daughter needs a car for herself, but because we are struggling in this economic time, she cannot get that. She works with what she has, but because of her height she struggles. I believe my daughter deserves this car because she gives so much to others, and ignores her misfortunes to make myself and my husband less stressed. She's paying her way through college, and getting this car would be great.

July Winner - My Life Line

submitted by veronica vargas from chicago, IL on Jun 15, 2010

I am a 22 year old single parent. Last summer when I decided to get my life together, my older sister Vanessa was there to help me. She has been my full time nanny for a year now. In that year I have done the following, one I have finished school, two I have found a wonderful job, three I have learned to let the little things go, and most importantly, I have become a Responsible adult and parent. She has dedicated all her time to myself and my two year old. In a few weeks ill be at my graduation ceremony. I would not be where I am today or there on that stage if it weren't for my sister. She has not asked me for anything the entire time on my journey. I'm enrolling my daughter in daycare this week and told my sister its time for her to go start her journey. What better way to start it than in a new car, something she does not have but she greatly deserves.