Friday, May 30, 2008


To the unemployed student, the child who gave a couple of precious dollars to the ones who have deep pockets and every circumstance in between, we give our sincerest thanks. We are loving all your comments!


Jace Stansbury said...

You should be the one who gets the "THANK YOU". If it wasn't for you setting up this fundraiser all of this outpouring would have never happened. When I saw James' story on CNN my heart stopped and tears welled in my eyes. I immediately doanated towards this most worthy cause. Good luck James and peace be with you.

Jace Stansbury
Nederland, TX

Anonymous said...

James . . . you're an inspiration to us all. Thank you for providing a real-life example of courage, integrity and strength.

Best wishes for reaching your goal quickly.


Steve Powers
St. Michael, MN

Anonymous said...


I am so greatful to be able to help with the financing of
your surgery. I have had some minor defects myself in comparison to yours. Some how I received the help that I needed and I want to pay back somehow for my fortunate assistance.

Insurance companies have no soul and should be challenged any way possible.

Good luck
Remember this day is the first day of the rest of your life and God Bless your family and their support of you.

Cindy Lissau

Anonymous said...

Wow. What an incredible inspiration James is. I wish I could have donated more! Thank you Katie for undertaking this wonderful cause. And James, we could all learn something from your courage and determination. You're living proof that you don't have to look a certain way to be a beautiful human being! God bless you and I wish you a speedy, successful recovery!

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to be able to give back some of God's blessings to a great guy made in the image of our great God. We love you and will continue to pray for you.

In His likeness
jehoshaphat, Nora, Elianna, Elijah Cardona
Lexington, Ky

Anonymous said...


I wasn't able to give much, but your story touched me and I had to help. You are an inspiration and I hope that you are able to get enough funds for the surgeries. May God richly bless you in the years to come.

Please pray for me, as I will pray for you.

Craig Nessel
Bonneau, SC

LightWay Christian Ministries said...

I just donated to the cause.... so happy to help. Please keep the updates fresh so we can know the efforts are going.

Tony Miller

Anonymous said...

James God bless you and I hope you get the surgery you need I have sent this link to almost all in my address book and asked them to send it on I wish I could do more but If we all give a little it adds up to a lot all the best James from Las Vegas Nevada

Kory said...

I feel very blessed that I am able to help. Thank you to Katie for starting this amazing fundraiser, and thank you to James for being such a wonderful example of what people can be and do.

Lisa Hupman said...

Katie & James, whisper HIPAA to the insurance company and mutter creditable coverage and bad faith, see how fast they move. In the meantime, I was more than happy to contribute. James, your inner strength and spirit are admirable. You face each day with warmth and optimism and you are truly blessed with such wonderful friends to surround you. May my small donation lead to the greater cause and you get what you need that much sooner. You Rock, James!

Lisa Hupman

David Sorrels said...

I just sent over my donation.

James, you seem like an incredible person...keep holding your head high!! Katie, I can't even express how awesome it is what you're doing. And kudos to Safeway for everything they have done.

Good luck and God Bless!!

Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

After reading this story, and seeing how loved this man is in his community, I couldn't help but send in something to help out! He is an inspiration, and the world needs more people like him in it!

Good luck with the surgeries James, you will be in our prayers!!

God Bless!
Rich and Donna H.
Muncy, PA