We have gotten hundreds of donations and usually they are just folks trying to help support us or just folks cleaning out their closet…but sometimes you get a donation that truly has a special meaning behind it.
Today I received an email from Myles T. Young and he had some cards to donate to us, but these weren’t his cards…they belonged to a friend named Adam.
Adam Mitchell (of Lexington, KY) was a 2006 graduate of UK and had completed his pre-med requirements and was awaiting acceptance from U of L where he aspired to get a pediatric degree as he loved working with children and people in general. He loved running, cycling, and his dog Euba. He was a member of the Bluegrass Cycling Club and volunteered at the VA medical Center and St. Joseph ’s Hospital. He had a huge heart and made anyone he spoke to feel important. He passed away on October 16, 2012 at the young age of 29. Ten days after his passing, he was accepted into med school at U of L.
To a lot of people, trading cards are simply a waste of time and money, but to a collector, they are more than just a hobby…they are a way of life; and in this case, they are a way of remembering someone and spreading joy to others.
Our Cincinnati and WCCW donations are done and ready to go, so these cards are going to be the first that are bagged up for our donation to the Casey’s Clubhouse – The Miracle League of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, PA.
We appreciate all donations, but it’s donations like this that really keep us motivated to keep this project going. Normally, these cards would have gone to the attic, Goodwill or even the trash…however, now, they will be going to kids who will cherish them.
I couldn’t think of a better way to start the process of getting this donation ready.
Not only were we donated trading cards, but we received our first COMIC BOOKS!
This is something I had wanted to do for a very long time, but lack the room to store them…however, thanks to Adam, his friends and family…we will be dropping off our first comic book donation to kids at the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky this weekend!
A HUGE thanks to Myles Young for contacting us, to Adam for being a collector and to Adam’s family for sharing a piece of their son with us- welcome to the C4K family!