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Psych Class

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769 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
80 220
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Dr. Geller gave me a wristband as a thank-you for sitting through his class

Communication Skills

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694 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 886
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My teammate was going through a tough time and all members of my team tried to comfort her with our words. Later, I drove my teammate's car since she was too upset to drive and we went to the nearest McDonald's to get ice cream. I treated all my teammates to ice cream and later went back to campus. I felt that my teammate was more relieved after our talk and I hope her problem was resolved.
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VT Relay <3

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1008 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 952
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Stayed up until 5AM to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer!!

Relay for More Birthdays!

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387 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 232
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I received this bracelet by participating in relay for life. I helped fundraiser money and raise awareness for all those affected by cancer.

Ac4p

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1125 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 837
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I received my bracket from Dr. Geller at the Virginia Tech Relay for Life Event. I am so excited I have always wanted one of these brackets, and now I am so excited to to pass it on. :)
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VIrginia Tech Relay for Life

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387 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
76 762
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Actively caring for people at the Virginia Tech campus for Relay for Life.

Lunch

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395 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
85 791
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A friend was out of town visiting and he was leaving that night. A group of us decided to have lunch with him so we could spend more time and say goodbye. At lunch my friends couldn't afford to buy themselves a meal so I covered myself and all my friends meals. Though it was a short brief lunch it was the highlight of my day. Unfortunately my day went a little sour and I was surprised and honored to have been given this bracelet. I didn't think it was a big deal that I bought lunch but to them it was. It really made me feel better and appreciated. I can't wait to pass this bracelet on to someone else!

Connor and Reel Big Fish

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1319 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 656
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While I was at work, Connor was trying to make a reservation with one of my staff members. After giving Connor a very friendly greeting and telling him about my personal goal meeting one new person everyday, he asked me if I was going to a concert event on campus later that night. I said that I was interested, since I had already heard about the event, and Connor gifted me with a free ticket to the concert. I gave Connorwristband number 75656 for Actively Caring and giving me the opportunity to attend the concert!
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Virginia Tech ac4p meet up

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1483 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 454
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Today some classmates and I went up to Virginia Tech. We met Justin, he taught me so much! He was such an inspiration! I got this bracelet, and I AM going to pay it forward, and keep this movement going, throughout my school. Every time I see one of these wristbands on someones wrists it reminds me of the amazing time I had at Virginia Tech, and this amazing movement! Thank you so much for bringing this into so many more lives!!!

Andrew Lewis Middle School AC4P Presentation at VT

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1308 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
74 822
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My new friend David decided to hand me a piece of trash after I gifted his whole club with AC4P wristbands. Instead of just throwing the trash on the floor, David offered it to me so that I could make sure it found the trash can.
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Just doing my job

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741 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
27 654
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A Virginia Tech student gave me this bracelet. He was part of an alternative spring break group volunteering at Catholic Charities English School in Louisville, Kentucky. I was just doing my job: teaching English to refugees who are not literate. It's a tough job, which I love. It is the wonderful volunteers who came to help me out who should've all gotten bracelets! I look forward to passing it on.

In Remembrance of Samanata Shrestha

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1863 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 298
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In Remembrance of Samanata Shrestha <!--break--> I received my wristband at a candlelight vigil held at Virginia Tech in honor of Sam Shrestha, who was killed by a schoolmate on Friday, February 7th, 2014. No motive has yet been determined. <!--break--> Sam was a gorgeous, kind, compassionate, brilliant, and inspiring young woman, and also one of my best friends. We met in middle school and I was certain we would spend the rest of our lives laughing, telling stories, Skyping, visiting, vacationing, raising each other's kids, and loving life alongside some of the most incredibly amazing friends I have ever known. Now, we have to continue our lives without Sammy by our sides, but always in our hearts. <!--break--> No words can express the terrible grief that Sam's passing has brought on her friends, family, and the communities she touched. She was a gentle, warmhearted, sympathetic person, an innocent victim of a senseless act of violence. She wanted to be a doctor and had recently been accepted to medical school at Penn State. She was an active humanitarian and a principal member of Virginia Tech's service fraternity Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She volunteered many hours of her time at the Free Clinic of the New River Valley in Christiansburg, Virginia. In the future, she would have helped countless people suffering from illnesses, and she would have used her experience in medicine to contribute to research that she hoped would cure a disease. There was so much we looked forward to hearing about, so many accomplishments we wished to bear witness to and to cheer her on for. It hurts beyond belief that such a promising life and such a wonderful friendship could be cut so cruelly short. <!--break--> I will remember Sam as the girl who taught me that love was the greatest gift that anyone could give. She lived her life meaningfully and purposefully, with confidence and poise. With a smile and a full heart, she would have lent a hand to anyone in need, and she would have been a friend to those most looked down upon. She would fully support the efforts of ac4p to bring acts of compassion to the lives of every individual. <!--break--> I passed my wristband on to a friend who helped another through a dark time. This kind of compassion and dedication is the legacy I want my friend Sam to be remembered for. <!--break--> Sam posted these words on her bedroom wall: "Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less." I will try to live every day by these lessons that she left us. I appreciate ac4p and I hope, if someone sees this, they will try to understand and uphold Sam's legacy by being actively caring. <!--break--> I love you, Sammy. Now and forever. <!--break--> Link to fundraiser for the NRV Free Clinic in honor of Sam: http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise_and_volunteer/the-team/samshrestha
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In Honor of Samanata Shreatha

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773 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 213
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This wristband begins as an honor to my friend, Samanata Shrestha, who was taken from this world in early February. I miss you and rest in peace.

Friendship

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393 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
51 644
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I was getting ready for a club function when a friend who was supposed to ride with me contacted me to let me know she could no longer attend. She was upset from a discussion gone awry with her mother so I decided to go speak with her and make sure she was alright. I ended up staying so long that I missed the function in its entirety which was fine with me because it is more important in my eyes to spend time with someone when they need it. Her boyfriend saw my act and decided to pass on to me the ac4p bracelet that he was wearing. I would do this again in a heartbeat, but it is always nice to receive positive reinforcement for a deed well done.
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Start of Something New

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1182 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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