Our ChristmasForKids.us charity was out and about shopping early this year. On December 2, 2009 we worked with the Mississippi FireFighters Association for burned children to help them experience a better Christmas and put a smile on their face. I have to say being around these kids is so touching and so inspiring to everyone. Each one of them has their own personal story of how they got burned and how it’s changed their lives completely. There are kids here who spilled hot coffee right on their head and are burned from top to bottom. Their are kids who’ve touched hot stoves, irons and so many other things. It really makes you think about how blessed you really are each and every day you wake up.
I personally was very lucky! Last year I wrote on my blog (READ HERE) about a little boy who had just been burned when we met. He was playing at his parents campfire outside right before Thanksgiving when someone through liquid in the fire causing it to engulf some dried out leaves and then ultimately his face. Last year Cameron wouldn’t really speak much to me. He was very embarrassed by his appearance and the burns on his face after all I met his literally two short weeks after it took place. His mom told me at that time he didn’t want to go back to school and he didn’t want to be in front of any people.
When I walked in this year Cameron was there! It was quite amazing because I didn’t even recognize him. He looks so much better he almost looks completely heeled. He was much more talkative this time and I even got him to do some video clips for my website (because he wants to watch himself online) and we got him to do a spot for the local radio encouraging more people to donate to this wonderful cause. Cameron and I shopped for about 30 minutes because he knew exactly what he wanted a PSP, games, remote control car and some motorcycle thing that I can’t describe lol. After shopping his mom told me how this event really has changed their lives and the help of all of us in this organization has really been such a blessing to their family.
That’s what it is all about simply touching other people’s lives and helping to give these kids something to smile about. When you wake up in the morning and expect to have everything and the perfect life it’s important to realize there are people less fortunate. There are kids, just like Cameron, who simply didn’t catch a break and now they are dealing with a very traumatic event at a very young age. I am happy to say that Cameron looks great! He feels great and I bet he’s going to enjoy watching himself on the Internet as soon as a post the video.
So Cameron this post is for you buddy. I had a great time with you and your mom…. your story is going to help inspire so many people around the world to give back and help other people. I know your personal changes from last year to this year are also inspiring so many other kids who are going through what you went through last year. You are truly a blessing and such a great kid! I hope to see you next year.
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This reminds us just how important it is to raise money for charity. Its comic relief time in the UK and its great to see all the celbrities putting their hands up and getting involved to raise money for people in need.
ANTHONY I”VE WORKED IN FIRE PREVENTION. I HAVE GIVEN FREE
SMOKE AND HEAT DETECTORS TO POOR FAMILIES. I HAVE BEEN
TO THE BURN CENTER IN CINCINNATI OHIO. WE ALL HAVE TO DO OUR PART. THE STRONG HAVE TO HELP THE WEAK. ALL OF US
ARE A ONE PERSON ARMY. ANY ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE.GET FIRED UP, STAY FIRED UP.
“DIAMOND DAVE” SILVESTRI
I think it is awesome that you are helping the children. I am a burn survivor and the road to recovery is long and rough. But knowing people care helps to lessens the scars with blessings. I hoped that you will do this again this year. Great way to pay it forward!!
Hi to all of the Morrisons- Anthony has turned his inherited dna into an unbelievable dynasty for the betterment of mankind, It is making me proud just to have the same name..
Hi Anthony what are you doing for the kids for christmas.let me know.
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