On behalf of the Byrne Family would like to take this opportunity to
express our sincerest appreciation for your support and generosity.
This has been the most difficult year for us. The loss of Seamus is
unbearable a times. Worry about the welfare of his family has also
been unbearable for us.
With the help of Angels Without Faces you have made it possible for
us to have great hope that they will be alright. Words do not seem
to be enough. Of all the attitudes we acquire in life. I feel the
attitude of gratitude in a time like this is most important. The
best things in life are not things; the best things in life are
people like you. We will never forget your kindness and generosity
Thank you for everything you have done for his family.
Love to all of you, Oliver, Rose
Marie, John, Danny and Joe Byrne
Thank You Angels....
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We cannot begin to express our heartfelt thanks for all the
tremendous donations and prayers for our family.
As you all know our home was destroyed by fire just before the
holidays. Our hearts are broken and most things lost,
but our family is together and our faith is strong. Believe it or
not this was the best Christmas we ever had. The Kings Park Fire
department went into a burning attic and pulled out all our gifts
(wrappings and boxes burnt but all contents survived!) We were able
to give gifts we had purchased to our family members. This is not
what made our Christmas extraordinary…. we have a renewed faith in
all people that now surround us with prayers and overwhelming
All you see in the news are sad stories of loss and despair, what is
not seen is the love and care of others. I personally never knew
that so many people really cared!
There are so many people we need to thank! Kings Park Fire
Department, Angels Without Faces, drop off sites of Tricia Johnston,
Professors Diner (Kevin), the Amado’s, Gonatas and Carlin family,
Boy Scout Troop 75, models and former Jets all stars, Bobbie Jackson
and our own Kings Park former Jets player Wesley Walker, Encore
Dance Studio & Kings Park School districts assurance that my
children will be supported. All the Kings Park teachers that reached
out to our family, Winn Drug Store for refilling our prescriptions
immediately after the fire at no cost to us! The unknown neighbors
invite for Christmas dinner and a place to stay.
If I had the room I would list every name of every person that has
supported us in gift and prayer. The response of the community left
us with nothing needed.
The care and thoughtfulness of every package of clothing and
personal items was not left unnoticed. I have kept every scrap of
paper with your names and cards with warming words of encouragement.
We will have them always to remind us of how wonderful
our community is and how lucky we are to have all of you in our
Kings Park is our home where there are no strangers only friends you
haven’t met yet.
Thank you all for your support. You are forever in our hearts and
Charleen, Bill, Jessica, Billy and Justin McCarrick
Our pups, Ginger and Trulie too!
We all wanted to thank you for
your very generous donation to Dr. Reidlinger's family and all the
help you gave us during our planning stages for the fund raiser.
Unfortunately, Dr. Reidlinger lost his battle with Lymphoma on
Sunday, November 28, 2010. We are devastated to have lost such a
wonderful, fun loving, inspirational, caring man. He was truly loved
by all who met him; family, friends and especially his patients.
His patients say how they never minded "coming to the dentist"
because they felt so
comfortable with him. He had such compassion for everyone and
enjoyed administering to all his patients. He loved being a
Dr. Reidlinger will be missed by all.
Wishing you peace this Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and a Happy,
Healthy New Year.
Dr. Chase, Maureen, Kim, Nicole, Kimmy, Jodie and Peggy
191 Sweet Hollow Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
Dear Members of Angels
Thank you for your very
generous donation to Helping Hands. We are a non profit
organization that works with children who have autism and
developmental disabilities. We offer a full day socialization
program on Saturdays and holidays. In addition we operate a
“Children’s Adventure Club” during the summer.
to the many changes in government funding and the economic downturn
we are hard pressed to maintain the program without cutting back on
some of our services and activities. Your generous gift will help
us maintain our program which strives to give developmentally
challenged children the same opportunities a typical child might
enables us to take our children to the circus, for a horseback
riding experience, to the zoo, to a restaurant, to the Long Island
Children’s Museum and dozens of other trips that typical children
might take for granted but would not be possible for many of ours.
Some of your funds
will help us maintain our art therapy program, our cooking program
and our gym.
Life with an
autistic child can be very demanding. Our program allows parents to
have some free time to concentrate on their family needs while their
child is in a safe, friendly and learning environment.
importantly your gift buys a lot of smiles. All one needs to do is
to look at the faces and smiles of our children and you realize that
your generosity has been bestowed on a good cause.
On behalf of our
children, their parents and our dedicated staff, thank you again and
know that your gift will be turned into many more smiles.
Helping Hands Day Respite Director
To Everyone Who Contributed:
I wanted to say a very special thank you
from the bottom of my heart.
We were introduced through friends in
blue that we have in common a long time
ago. Then I had the pleasure of meeting
your family through work at the
barbershop and watching the kids get
bigger every time you visited. I always
admired the way you were with your
family and the smile you always kept on
When you reached out to me and told me
you wanted to make me a part of your
fundraising efforts, I didn’t even know
what to say. The last 9 months of my
life have probably been the hardest but
I try not to complain. I went through a
lot, but I have been totally blessed in
my life and I’ll never forget it. After
all, I’m alive, and I’ll make a full
recovery over time. My friend wasn’t so
lucky, but I guess they just needed more
Angels in heaven that day and God called
her up to the varsity team.
The update from my lawyer yesterday was
that the person who is responsible for
my situation is due back in court soon
and I hope someday he accepts
responsibility and expresses remorse for
The check I received from Angels without
Faces helped me out tremendously and
I’ll never forget your kindness and
generosity. It helped make things much
easier and took away a lot of the burden
that came along with losing my job while
I was rehabilitating. I’m now back to
steady biking and running again and feel
I’ll always keep your family in my
prayers. Also please email me with any
fundraisers you have in the future and
count me in for my support.
Thank you for everything!
Name and Address Withheld
To Everyone Who Contributed:
My family and I can't thank you
enough for the generosity you've shown to help us out in
this particularly tough year. It was a very unexpected
surprise and truly touched our hearts to know that there
were people out there who cared especially since my
younger son is afflicted with autism (and I can't tell
you what a rough road this has been coupled with loosing
my job a few months ago). I was wondering how we were
going to pay our property taxes due at the end of this
month and we were handed this envelope by our neighbors,
which will surely make a dent in paying that bill. You
are angels, don't ever forget that, we certainly won't.
Thank you isn't enough for what
you've done for us and we hope you are all enjoying a
Happy Holiday Season and we wish you a Happy Healthy New
Year to you and your families and please know that you
have made our holidays a bit brighter!
Name and Address