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Joanie Grandy

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362 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 377
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Story: 
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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1034 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
57 686
Story: 
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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830 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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1005 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 964
Story: 
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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831 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
68 964
Story: 
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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372 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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709 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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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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689 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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732 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
69 429
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Story: 
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.

Just got my wristband

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365 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
51 882
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I attended a conference & learning seminar this week in the Chicago area. Dr Geller gave an outstanding talk with many great stories which included the story of these bracelets. He gave everyone in attendance a bracelet and asked that we put it on and check out the site. So here I am recording mine and hope to soon pass it on. Thanks Dr. Geller

Grateful for Gobblerfest Help!

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Wristband number: 
17 316
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When bringing things back to the McComas after Gobblerfest, a few items fell out of the boxes we were carrying. Ushan Abeysekera was passing by at the time and did not hesitate to jump right in to help us out. Thank you for taking the extra few minutes to help out your fellow Hokies!
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Security with a touch of kindness

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351 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
13 271
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Antonio Johnson is a security officer and member of the Staff Council at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Antonio is not only professional but carries out his daily duties with a unique expression of compassion and concern for those that he serves. Antonio is one of those people that would receive a band everyday as he actively seeks opportunities to assist others.Whether it is providing directions for a lost student, assisting someone to their vehicle, or helping a faculty member with packages our campus culture is made better with his everyday expressions of kindness.

Thanks for letting me "hog" your time!

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857 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
27 294
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My favorite animal has always been a pig. When Patrick found out how much I loved them, he offered to take my friend and me to a pig farm! After the first visit he actually asked permission of the barn managers to see if we could go back and hold the baby pigs. Thank you, Patrick, for taking time out of your day to actively care by helping me fulfill a dream that I have had since the last time I held a pig (over 10 years ago).
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Mentor in Mexico

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952 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
25 640
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Summer of 2012 I had an internship in Tecate, Mexico. This was a big jump for me living in a different country without knowing anyone. During my 3 months in Mexico there was one person who went above and beyond to make my experience there exceptional. He encouraged me to speak Spanish, let me accompany him on bird watching trips, gave me advice I will use for the rest of my life, inspired me with his stories, humble nature and humor, gave me a copy of his book, and above all he made me feel welcomed and at home. Now I consider him my mentor and one of the more influential people in my life. 1 summer later I am mailing him this wristband from Virginia to Seattle, Washington (where he currently lives) as another way of saying thank you.

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