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Kallista

I want to tell a short story, it isn't about fishing

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Kallista

I want to tell a short story, it isn't about fishing, but i wanted to share this..

As most of you know, i was fighting cancer and i have a little girl fighing cancer as we speak. We moved away going to many hospitals and the last one said " just take her home and love her up" So we knew theres one place to go and that was back to Ely, where she can go outside and get fresh air. Now my daughter cant see, she cant hear anymore, she is now 17 but weights 42 pounds and is 48 inches tall, in full diaper and doesn't understand much, she forgets how to chew alot. Its from the chemo and her radiation at 21/2 Shes been to hell and back.. We lost our car, house and everything we own to pay for things and medial bills. So we don't have alot of money. So this Christmas i got a few bucks together, and got a ham for our dinner, i got ryan a game for the xbox and i got heather a nice night grown. Well my son, ryan how 18, they kids are 1 year 1 day apart, found out that there was a family who had a 10 year old girl and a 12 year old boy who had a xbox and they have nothing for their Christmas, so my son asked me if he could give his gift to them. And i said yes, so we gave the kids my kids only gifts to the neighbors, My son said to me.. Mom we have a roof over our heads, some food to eat, we are warm and we still have you and heather. And you know.. hes right, it isn't about gifts its about family. So my kids don't have any gifts but my son knows.. my daughter doesn't understand anything.. in his heart he made a family very happy, to me this is what Christmas is all about, i am very proud of my children. Ryan is growing up to be a great man..

thanks for listening..

Have a safe and warm Christmas

tami aka kalli

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Great Outdoors

That was an extremely nice gesture by your son.

You should be very proud of him!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!! smile.gif

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Mudcutter

Ditto-- and a nice reminder about being grateful for things we have instead of upset about things we don't.

Mud

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Surface Tension

Your son gave you a pretty nice gift, one every parent would love. You got to watch him open up his heart.

Merry Christmas.

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Northlander

And he learned it from you. Nice job!

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Steve Foss

Great story, Kalli. Thanks for sharing the real spirit of Chrismas with us.

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Lisa Almquist

Kalli, you raised that boy up to be charitable and empathetic. I bet you're a proud mom this Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to you and your family Kalli!

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finnbay

Great story. May we all be so generous!

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Powerstroke

Thank you for the great Christmas story Tami! We all need to be thankful for what we have and not the things we lost or don't have. We have each other and that makes each day even more special. Give those great kids a hug and kiss and enjoy this wonderful day!

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ripstick

That was a very touching story. Sorta hits you right there. There is a lot of people out there that should read this and take to heart. I wish you and your family a very merry christmas.

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Down Deep

A very touching story about the Christmas Spirit. Over the years things have gone pretty good for me, so send me your address and I will forward any X-Box game that the young man would like.

tszukis3631@charter.net

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mr marbles

Bless you and your family! that is the true spirit of Christmas!

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upnorth

Just proves the saying "Not All That Glitters is Gold" cool.gif

My son and daughter are both giving people, so I can understand the pride you feel for your son. Means much more than the career and money.

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ditchpickle6996

Kallista,

What a great story of giving. What you have lost in material things your family has gained in love and caring. Keep up the fight against that horrible disease that has affected so many people. I was diognosed with cancer myself at age 35 on 2/8/06 and went through chemo and have been in remission now. It really makes you realize what's most important in life!

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Senior

Kalli, Santa left something at my house by mistake, it was supposed to go to your house!If you send me your address I'll forward it to you

carlswa46@comcast.net

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Wade Joseph

There is no better gift to recieve than to be blessed with such a wonderful son who has learned the true spirit if Christmas. This wonderful season is about being together with family and giving to others. My family would like to wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.

Thanks for the wonderful heart warming story.

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reelemin

A very Merry Christmas to You and your great kids. smile.gif

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Wanderer

Miss,

I don't have the words.....except - very special.

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FISHINGFARMER

Thanks for sharing that with us. It's nice to hear these deeds of compassion from teenagers. You should be very proud of this young man.

I hope your family did indeed have a very merry christmas and god will bless your home for the new year.

Farmer

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