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Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« on: July 12, 2006, 08:23 AM »
Hi gang.  I just wanted to let you know that we have started a collection at Galactic Hunter to buy Shannon's son, Aidan, a savings bond.  We know you guys loved Shannon as much as we did, so we wanted to give you the opportunity to contribute as well.

If you'd like to make a donation, and any amount is welcome, please PM me for either my PayPal address, or my snail mail address if you'd prefer to pay by check or M.O.

So far we have raised approximately $150.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006, 08:42 AM »
This is a wonderful idea.  I just wanted everyone to know that Name was able to ask Shannon about this.  I also had the opportunity to discuss it with her.  She was very touched and thought it was a very thoughtful thing for everyone to do.
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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 05:27 PM »
Thanks for the head's up, Roger.  I'm sure some of Shannon's friends here at JD would be happy to pitch in for her son's savings bond as well.  Hopefully, with enough interest over the years, Aidan will have a full 4 years at a prestigious private university completely paid for!  8)

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 09:28 PM »
Thanks again for the head's up Mousedroid, that's a kind gesture for certain and something wholeheartedly supported by all of us here at JD.
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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006, 08:39 AM »
I'm happy to do it, Jesse. 

As of this morning we are up to $293 thanks to the generous folks here as well as at GalacticHunter.  That total is only for money I have received and does not include checks or money orders people have told me they are sending.

I am planning to collect until July 31st, after which I'll purchase the bond and send it to Aidan.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 03:15 PM »
PM sent.  Very good thing to do in setting this up.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2006, 10:25 AM »
This morning's tally, which still does not include the checks and money orders folks are sending, is: $376

Thanks again to everyone who has donated so generously so far!
« Last Edit: July 15, 2006, 10:26 AM by mousedroid »

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2006, 10:57 AM »
PM sent.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2006, 10:01 AM »
Sorry I haven't updated for a couple of days, but we're currently still at $376.  I was waiting for a few of the checks/M.O.s or more PayPal payments to roll in before I updated the total. 

If some more come in today, I'll update before I leave for San Diego, but that will probably be the last update until Tuesday, the 25th.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 11:28 AM »
A few PayPal contributions arrived while I was in San Diego, and one check arrived right before I left, bringing the total for contributions from folks at Jedi Defender, Galactic Hunter, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Fan Force to: $474  so far.

I put my mail on hold while I was away and it should be delivered today, so if you sent a check or money order and it should have arrived by now, it's probably not lost in the mail. 

Thanks again to those who have already contributed so generously.  If you haven't had a chance to contribute yet and would like to, drop me a PM and I will send you my PayPal or snail mail address, whichever you'd prefer.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 11:38 AM »
...bringing the total for contributions from folks at Jedi Defender, Galactic Hunter, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Fan Force to: $474  so far.

Over $500 now!  ;)

Thanks again for doing this Roger...

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2006, 09:23 AM »
I received a couple more snail-mail contributions and another PayPal contribution since my last post, so the total of all contributions to date is now $703

A few folks have mentioned that they'd like to contribute, but are a bit strapped for cash this month, so I'm going to extend the deadline for contributions to August 18.  I want to give everyone who wants to an opportunity to contribute, I just don't want to keep it open indefinitely.

Thanks again for all your wonderful support for Aidan.

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2006, 09:58 AM »
Wow, we should be able to hit $1000 by then.

That would be cool.


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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2006, 11:03 AM »
7/27 Update: $761   :)

ETA: Next update will probably be Monday, 7/31.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2006, 11:05 AM by mousedroid »

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Re: Savings Bond for Shannon's Aidan
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2006, 09:34 AM »
We're getting pretty close...

With the contributions that came in over the weekend we are now up to...

$929