Hello <<First Name>>,
With Thanksgiving coming up, my thoughts turn to gratitude and the many things I am fortunate enough to appreciate in my life. I appreciate my family (including a new grandson!), my health, my family's health, my friends, and my work. Being a physician and having awakened in the cardiac cath lab in 2001 and being told I’d had my second heart attack and also that I had cardiac arrest twice — I knew that G d had spared me. I was in the best circumstances, the cath lab where the best results of resuscitation occur and that statistic is 60%.
As time went by I knew that there was a reason that I had been saved but I did not know what it was. It may have been so I could become passionate about helping others — and thus my intensity regarding the Hunger Fund. I've grown in the 10 years I have been pursuing donations for the food-insecure here in Atlanta. I've been setting higher goals each year. I know at times I may seem like a pest, but it is just my passion. 100% of the donations go into the fund. I cover all the expenses. So if I seem pushy I would ask you to bear with me. I am on a mission.
I appreciate all of you who care with me. Your generosity and support of my work mean so much to me — and to all the food-insecure people here in Atlanta you've helped.
With your generous help, I have been able to raise and distribute $180,000 to food-related charitable organizations in Atlanta since I started the Atlanta Hunger Relief Fund.
As Margaret Mead said, “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” Thank you for being part of that group of caring people. You are helping to change the world.