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Secret Santa Revealed

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Posted: November 20, 2006, 2:50 am - IP Logged

For 26 years, a man known only as Secret Santa has roamed the streets every December quietly giving people money. He started with $5 and $10 bills. As his fortune grew, so did the gifts. In recent years, Secret Santa has been handing out $100 bills, sometimes two or three at a time, to people in thrift stores, diners and parking lots. So far, he's anonymously given out about $1.3 million. It's been a long-held holiday mystery: Who is Secret Santa?
 
But now, weak from chemotherapy and armed with a desire to pass on his belief in random kindness, Secret Santa has decided it's time to reveal his identity.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061118/ap_on_re_us/secret_santa_revealed

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    Posted: November 20, 2006, 4:18 am - IP Logged

    Hi, Goldrush!!!  Thank you, for sharing this!!!

    Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

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      Posted: November 20, 2006, 8:17 am - IP Logged

      An angel.  Blue Angel

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        Posted: November 20, 2006, 8:41 am - IP Logged

        Great post...great man!  Thanks for sharing!

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          Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

          Great post - thank you

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

            For 26 years, a man known only as Secret Santa has roamed the streets every December quietly giving people money. He started with $5 and $10 bills. As his fortune grew, so did the gifts. In recent years, Secret Santa has been handing out $100 bills, sometimes two or three at a time, to people in thrift stores, diners and parking lots. So far, he's anonymously given out about $1.3 million. It's been a long-held holiday mystery: Who is Secret Santa?
             
            But now, weak from chemotherapy and armed with a desire to pass on his belief in random kindness, Secret Santa has decided it's time to reveal his identity.

            http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061118/ap_on_re_us/secret_santa_revealed

            And the guy has not had an easy life.  Worked himself up from poverty to founding a telecommunications company.  Really a heartwarming success story. Bless him!

            Good Luck!

            Stavros

             

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              Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

              I just saw the story on our local news and googled Larry Stewart. What a moving story. God Bless him. He and his family will be in my Prayers.

              With the treatments and travel for the treatments costing so much, he now worries that Insurance won't cover the cost and that it will leave his family in great debt.

              I hope that all of his celebrity friends would come forward and do a fundraiser in his name to off set medical cost.

              litebets

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              Come on Jackpot!!!

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                Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                He's giving not saying GIMME.  True angel.

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                  He's giving not saying GIMME.  True angel.

                  absolutely. Not only did he hand out money on the streets every December, but he was a contributer to other charities.

                  litebets

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                  Come on Jackpot!!!

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                    Posted: November 20, 2006, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Truly a humbling story. This man has captured the *spirit* of giving.  One truly cannot ever appreciate this story unless they have been on the end of hardship and know that the *GESTURE* was validation that things would get easier or their was *hope*. I've been there and I can sincerely say that to receive an offer of monetary goods without any strings attached is respecting of the hardship itself. May his health improve in the same speedy manner that his money brought help to the needy. :)

                    ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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