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Dedicated to helping others

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869 users have voted.
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26 234
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I was given the band by a coworker who noticed me wearing multiple color bands in support of friends battling different forms of cancer. She explained all about the Actively Caring for People bands and I knew exactly who I would pass it on to. Last January I was fortunate enough to be invited by a friend to try a Zumba class taught by Robin. Not having any rhythm at all, I was skeptical, but it did not take long for me to fall in love with the class, as well as the dedication of the instructor. She welcomed all newcomers and made them feel comfortable, no matter what their skill level. Over the past year, she has dedicated herself to helping our entire group become healthier & fit by teaching us numerous Zumba dances and exercises, along with discussing nutrition. Robin has also been volunteering two nights a week teaching Zumba classes at her church in an effort to improve the health of her congregation. Robin's dedication to helping others is the reason that she will be getting the bracelet #26234 passed on to her.

Start of Something New

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1281 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
43 784
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Today I received my first AC4P wristband from Dr. Geller. As a young psychology major, Dr. Geller has completely changed my "paradigm" as he often said in class to be more caring for others and to spread care around to other people! Hopefully this is not the first wristband I begin, and hopefully it will bless many people!
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Adventures in Friendship and Knitting

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1013 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
17 322
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After my first time attending the Knit and Crochet Club at VT, I was overcome by the support of the members. Kendall Seeley was kind enough to take time out of her crocheting to teach me how to knit even though I knew absolutely nothing. Her patience in teaching me and her selflessness by letting me borrow her needles I am extremely grateful for. THANK YOU, KENDALL!
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Ken Cutway

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1049 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
70 177
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My grandson, Evan, is visiting for Thanksgiving. He,his brother and mother (my daughter) went to our Thanksgiving service at our church with me. On Thanksgiving day I gave them each a $2 bill to carry with them like my father did jis whole life.It was a special gift worshiping and giving thanks with mt grandsons.

Suicide Awareness Mission

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967 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
55 745
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My name is Megan Sirt. My mission was to find someone that prevented someone form committing suicide. I did not catch a person in the exact act of preventing someone from committing suicice, but as soon as this project was assigned, I thought of a friend of mine that was trying very hard to create a suicide awareness movement. I automatically decided that I wanted to pass on my bracelet to this friend because he is an incredible person and his movement has become much larger than when he started, which was the beginning of last year. I asked Ryan, my friend, for his address (because he lives in Illinois where I'm from) but did not tell him why. I just told him that it was a surprise and he would get it after I sent it in the mail. I wrote a letter with the bracelet and explained to Ryan what we were assigned to do and what Actively Caring for People was. I expressed how proud of his organization I was and how I wouldn't want anyone to have this bracelet but him because of all the dedication and hard work he puts in to make his organization, foreverU, very aware and heard about. His organization is obviously to help kids or people that struggle with the thoughts of suicide or to help people with the struggle of losing someone to suicide. He started this organization when he was a junior in high school and he is now a senior in high school. He has come a long way with this organization and has huge plans for it in the next few years, such as teen conferences, a 5k in April, documentaries, a music festival, and Vans Warped Tour. Ryan goes from school to school speaking about this oragnization and what it does. As soon as Ryan received the bracelet and letter in the mail, he texted me and told me that he had a postcard on the way for me and that after he read my letter, he was speechless and almost made him cry and that it was just truly amazing. I took a picture of the postcard and I will attach it so each and every one of you can see how grateful he was for the letter and the bracelet. You can also see his reaction through his words on his postcard. I felt very excited to know that Ryan appreciated the things I sent him. In one point of the postcard, he wrote "but just from reading your letter, it's amazing to see how foreverU is impacting the lives of others". I am truly glad that I sent Ryan a letter with my bracelet because he is such a kind person that appreciated what I had to say and it makes me feel good to know that Ryan knows how much I appreciate his organization and what it does for people. I wouldn't have wanted to pass my bracelet on to anyone else.
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Joanie Grandy

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393 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 377
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I recieved my bracelt from the man himself, E. Scott Geller. I was attending a Behaviour Based Safety conference and he was a key note speaker. His words and passion about Behavioural Safety moved many in the room that day, including myself. After his presentation, Dr. Geller was ever so kind to have copies of his book availble for people, who were furhter interested in his topic. When my turn came to have him autograph his book to pass to myself, I asked for a braclet so that I could spread some of the amount of happiness he spread that day. To my surpirse he gave me the braclet that he was wearing! THank you so much and I am waiting for the ultimate moment to pass mine along. Which I experience today.

I don't deserve it

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1157 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
57 686
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I am John Eklund, the Ohio State Senator representing much of the Chardon School District, where tragedy struck in February 2012. I received my bracelet from a Chardon High School student after I made some remarks and presented an Ohio Senate Proclamation at a Prevention Network Rally on the steps of the Ohio Capitol on May 2, 2013. My remarks and the Proclamation were meant to honor the Chardon students and others attending for the way they face adversity and personal challenges by coming together and supporting each other, rather than wallowing in their own self pity or turning to drugs to cope. In that sense, I was only expressing what so many of the people in our Chardon community feel, believe and live - my actions were just a recognition, not anything heroic or special. To think that they moved someone to honor me with a bracelet is very special, but wholly undeserved. Those young people are the ones to be honored, as I will honor someone when I pass the bracelet on.
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Initial Entry

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916 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
69 171
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I am logging the start of this particular wristband so that everyone that receives it can see how far it travels. Please tell your story if you receive a wristband; I'd love to hear it!

encouragement

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1100 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 964
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going into freshmen year can be the hardest thing for some people. that's where a club at my school called, "link crew" comes along to help the freshmen adjust to their high school. I am a part of the club and seeing them come in a cheered them when they walked in and had fun with everyone. the reason I got this bracelet is because I helped show the lower classes that school isn't just a boring place to learn it is also an awesome place to hang with friends and to have fun!

encouragement

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896 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 964
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going into freshmen year can be the hardest thing for some people. that's where a club at my school called, "link crew" comes along to help the freshmen adjust to their high school. I am a part of the club and seeing them come in a cheered them when they walked in and had fun with everyone. the reason I got this bracelet is because I helped show the lower classes that school isn't just a boring place to learn it is also an awesome place to hang with friends and to have fun!
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I just got my first wristband last week and have already passed it on!

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405 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
28 966
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My son, who is a freshman at CHS, joined their AC4P group. Last weekend, the Chardon group had the opportunity to travel to Virginia to attend a Leadership Camp at Dr. Geller's ranch. They also visited the Virginia Tech. campus. I received my wristband at a parent meeting, which was held a couple of days before they left. It didn't take me too long to find a worthy recipient to pass it on to! A fellow graduate of CHS was at a Panera Bread location. While there, she witnessed a woman cut-off a man in a walker on his way to the counter. To make matters worse, the cashier and another employee were rude to this gentleman. The recipient of my wristband offered to carry his two hot cups of coffee out to his car. She said, "he was the sweetest man!". Upon leaving, she told him to have a good day, to which he replied, "you have a better one!". I look forward to passing on another wristband.
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for Carmen

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748 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
29 138
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Carmen was an incredible young women whose life was cut short by a tragic accident on a family vacation. Although I did not know Carmen, I do know her best friend. That is how I learn about her amazing spirit and thirst for life, which definitely rubbed off on her best friend. Who has since shared it with me. Although only knowing her for two months this young women told me about Carmen and her zest. Today, on Carmen's birthday I helped my new friend by making her a "10/23/13 thrival kit" for this difficult day. It included some very simple things to make today as easy as possible. Just forty-five minutes ago I texted her to see how she was doing when I realized she was walking towards me. She told me to close my eyes and stick out my hand. When I opened them I was surprised by the green band I found there. As she explained what it meant and what I was to do, I was totally overwhelmed. Even on the hardest day of her year, this girl was recognizing me for doing something that to me was just normal. I am so thankful to have made such a great friend at Tech. Carmen's spirit lives on, I am sure in this incredible young women.
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Mcginn

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1266 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
72 011
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I got this band because my girlfriend witnessed me buying taco bell for the person behind me in line. I just kinda felt like it would be cool and maybe help someone have a better day, even if it was only a tiny act of generosity.

Free Hugs

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721 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
69 430
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My friend at lunch who is in TI with me gave me the wristband. She gave it to me because I have a sign always with me saying, "Free Hugs." It's just something little that I had noticed that it brought a little smile and joy to peoples lives. :) ~Savannah Teets <3

Apple Fritters

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778 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
69 429
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As I was going into my first Teen Institute (TI) meeting for the school year I came from my cooking class and I gave my extra apple fritters to the two leaders of TI and they appreciated that I shared my food with them so they passed on the bracelet to me to keep going around Otsego High School.

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