-----Original Message-----
From: tdancea <tdancea@aol.com>
To: ""\"carolyn <carolyn\"" <"carolyn <carolyn""@sandyfundsi.org
Sent: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Subject: The McKeons

Dear Carolyn,
Please forward this to the Sandy fund for me...thank you!

Dear Sandy Relief Fund,
We wanted you to be the first to know that as of this weekend, we are officially moving back home!!  There are so many emotions that we have moving home, but fortunately excitement is something we are all feeling!!!  It was important to us to let you be the first people we let know about the move, since you were instrumental to our financial and emotional well being.  We would not be where we are today, if it was not for your help, concern, and assistance.  The truck was a lifesaver! It was the first step to resuming normalcy.  The appliances, was an overwhelming gift.  We would not be moving back home at this time,if it wasn't for your help.  I can't find the words to express how blessed we are to have met such an amazing group of people.  Meeting each one of you, has touched my life, and I will never forget your kindness.  What stands out for me, is the Christmas visit to my family with gifts and the "surprise" Knicks tickets!!!  It meant so much that you truly cared about bringing joy to my children for Christmas.  The Knicks game, brought a lightness to us!!! It was great to enjoy a day out with no thoughts of the house, the work, the crazy schedules!!!  My kids will always remember that day and for that I will always be grateful!  Through all the evil of Sandy, there has been losses that will never be recovered, but we gained so much since Sandy.... We have met people who have given so much of themselves, strangers, who have changed our lives.  We were forced into a position to ask for help - something that we were not used to.  We awkwardly had to learn to accept help, gifts, and financial assistance, which was very humbling. So many, many, people gave of themselves that the only way I can repay all the gratitude we received, is to vow to you, that we will "pay it forward" to others who will need help, in the future.  I hope that someday we can help others the way we have been helped. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  I will be sending you photos of our home, as we begin to put our lives back together. We will never forget the sadness that Sandy brought to our family, but....we will never forget the love and friendship you have given us!!!!

Forever Friends,
The McKeon's

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