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Title:
Santa's gift : true stories of courage, humor, hope & love
Author:
Comment, Jeffrey W.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xv, 207 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471225157
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"All of the Author Proceeds will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation"

DISCOVER THE REWARDS OF GIVING WITH SANTA S GIFT

"In his Santa activities, Jeff has redefined family, embracing all children as if they were his own. His stories about those children will inspire you as they have me."
Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

"It is important to get involved. When I see how grateful people are, that s the biggest thrill for me. Go see for yourself. The rewards are incredible."
Sir Elton John

"The stories in this book are about children and families who are facing their worst fears and still show their courage. Without this kind of action in the face of fear, it is impossible to move forward."
Kate Carr, President and CEO,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

With reflections by:

Sir Elton John, Warren Buffett, Norman Lear, Donna Karan, Michael Eisner, Toys "R" Us CEO John Eyler, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Michael Glaser, Reverend Craig McElvain, Congressman Mark Kirk, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation President and CEO Kate Carr, Kim Webster, and more!


Author Notes

JEFFREY W. COMMENT is Chairman and CEO of Helzberg Diamonds, a Berkshire Hathaway company. His experiences as Santa motivated him to start the "Santa s Gift" program, a volunteer opportunity involving executives that has been adopted by the General Electric Elfun Society and other organizations. All of his proceeds from this book will be donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the leading worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, funding, and conducting pediatric HIV/AIDS research as well as promoting global education, awareness, and compassion about HIV/AIDS in children. In addition, the Foundation is committed to working on other serious and life-threatening diseases facing children through the newly created Glaser Pediatric Research Network.


Table of Contents

ForewordWarren Buffett
Acknowledgments
Introduction
ReflectionSir Elton John
Part I Stories of Courage
The Story of Jonathan
My Heroes
Parent and Child
The Beauty of Lindsay
ReflectionKate Carr
Part II Stories of Humor
Bald Is Beautiful
Poker Faces
One Last Stop
No Two Kids Are Alike
ReflectionNorman Lear
Part III Stories of Hope
A Handful of Preemies
A Little Heart Goes a Long Way
A Smile of Hope
Blow Me a Kiss
ReflectionReverend Craig McElvain
Part IV Stories of Love
Lucky in Love
A Child Is Lost
The Outpatient Clinic
The Joy of Teamwork
ReflectionBill Belfiore
Part V A Call to Action
A Call to Action
Epilogue
Resource List of Nonprofit Organizations

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