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#43772 - 09/05/01 04:11 PM Campaign for Ms. Marie
Marty Offline
From a good friend on Caye Caulker, Diane Kuylen, this morning

This morning, as I entered Marie's Laundromat on Back Street, Caye Caulker, I was surprised to find the usually sunny Ms. Marie looking quite worrisome and distraught.

In fact, like a hurricane it hit me that NEVER had I ever been in that Laundromat, or even passed by as she 'tended' the clothes on her lines in the yard, without Ms. Marie shinning her lovely smile in greeting.
Taken aback, I asked casually if she was having a 'rough day', tough I'd never seen Ms. Marie closed or taking a break - what could a tough day mean to her? She didn't answer me, looking distracted still, as I lay the laundry basket filled with washing on the floor. Even more curious now to find out, exactly WHAT could get this lovely, kind, sunny figure in Caye Caulker down, I asked a little more persistently what was wrong....

With an 'Mmmmm?....', she realized what I was saying and then, explained, as she wiped the silent drops from her eyes that her 14 year old son had Fallen at the local Basketball Court, and had broken his hip. The Belize City (KH ) Hospital did not have the 3 pins he needed to mend his hip and as a result would have to refer him to a Private Hospital. The cost of the operation there would be $3,500.00 Belize Dollars ($1,750.00 US). She looked at me broken-heartedly and expressed: ' Me no have that deh kinda money! Me no sleep da night! Whe I gwien get that deh kind a money from?' Which basically means that she doesn't have the money to pay for the operation and cannot imagine where it will come from.

So for you None Belizeans, and Belizeans alike who visit this board - All the strife that occurs in Paradise, is not only targeted on tourists (Ok - couldn't help that one!:-) Forgive the stray.)

My point in printing this was more an appeal of some kind. If there are people on the island who frequent this message board and would like to give Ms. Marie (we all know who she is) a hand with the expense of her 14 year old son's Hip Operation, 'Go deh strong! Nuff Respect!'; and those None-Islanders who might feel inclined to help, send an email to: t.travel@btl.net and place Ms. Marie in the Subject Matter.
One People! No matter the color, the race, the religion, the language...
Diane
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If you feel like you can help, give Diane an email..... email address just right above...

I'm pitching in. Let's see what we can do...

Marty


[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 09-05-2001).]

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#43773 - 09/05/01 07:18 PM Re: Campaign for Ms. Marie
Marty Offline
Hi Marty,


Thanks a bunch. Below is a US Online account I have. I can monitor the
deposits from there (Online) and pay out to Ms. Marie here. I would still
appreciate the people depositing to inform me with an email, as I'd like to
keep a list of their names and amount of donation.


Thanks for your help. I think that since you posted on the AC board, I've
gotten at least 4-5 emails regarding the matter. I only got 2 off the CC
board - One concern and One donation. THe donation was delivered to Ms.
Marie this morning and she was happy for it in a very humble way. She is
really an incredible woman.


Cheers,
Diane


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Bank Information:


DIANE E. KUYLEN
ROUTING # 091000022 / ACCOUNT # 104771989738


US BANK
Robbinsdale Office / ROBB0021
4000 West Broadway Avenue
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

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#43774 - 09/09/01 06:58 PM Re: Campaign for Ms. Marie
Marty Offline
Marie's son has broken his hip by falling on the cement
basketball court. (Yes, the one in front of my house!) He
didn't seem particularly injured at first but got worse and
worse until he couldn't even walk. For some unfathomable reason
nothing showed on the first X-rays so things were worsened by
his usage of it for nearly 2 weeks. He will have surgery but is
apparently in traction first for at least 2 weeks. A long
hospitalization will be followed by a long recovery at home. Since
mail is a rarity to folks here I think postcards from around the
world would cheer him up.
Hmmmm maybe he should have an atlas or globe to mark them on and get
a little geog lesson out of it to boot!
He is: Kevin Reynolds
Caye Caulker
Belize
Central America
Also, Kevin just passed his 14th birthday in the hospital. If you
were so inclined I'm sure a small gift for a bed-bound birthday boy
would be appreciated. Maybe a comic book or whatever.......
Marked books or educational supplies it would come through duty free
and not add to the burden for the family.

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#43775 - 09/17/01 12:44 AM Re: Campaign for Ms. Marie
rickcheri Offline
Here you all go for some $$$$ to help him... Thanks, Rick

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