Thursday, September 21, 2006

Join Angel Notion & Carrie's Heart in helping Moises!

Moises is 22 years old and is originally from an impoverished native Maya region. He now works for Kalus restaurant in Paamul. Moises was born with nose bifida, which in an appearance-conscious society has proven to be challenging to live with. His one-in-a-million condition cannot be fixed with the limited medical care and resources available to Moises in Mexico.

Angel Notion has arranged for Moises to go to Michigan at the beginning of October to be seen by Dr. George Polets at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, who has graciously agreed to perform the necessary operation at no cost. In order to make this life-changing surgery happen, however, we still need to raise another $3,000 to cover Moises’ travel and living expenses. His Mexican maxofacial surgeon, Dr. Ricardo Salazar, will accompany and translate for Moises, while also learning how to perform this procedure so that he can bring this life-altering surgery back to Mexico to help others.

Moises already has been approved with a travel visa and is scheduled to leave for the US on September 29, with his surgery scheduled for October 2. Moises has been waiting patiently for years while Angel Notion researched options for his treatment and found a medical team to accept the case. Now it is time to raise the necessary funds to make this mission possible. Together, we can end Moises’ long wait.

Moises is so overjoyed at the prospect of the difference this will make in his life that he has phoned the Angel Notion clinic countless times to thank the staff and promise that he will live the rest of his life in gratitude. He makes a special point to attend as many of Angel Notion’s fundraising events as he can. This special young man always has a smile on his face and is dedicated to making a difference for others in the same way that others have made a difference for him.

Please help Angel Notion & Carrie’s Heart in reaching our fundraising goal and help to change one wonderful, worthy young man’s life. No amount is too great or too small. Thank you in advance for your help.

We are able to give tax deductible receipts in both Mexico and the US.

If you would like to participate changing this young man’s life by making a US tax deductible donation, please go to for PayPal donations or send your donation to:

Account Name: Carrie's Heart
Account #: 3820038435
Routing #: 111901014
Bank: Capital One
Address: 23910 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, Texas 77494

Checks can be made payable to Carrie’s Heart & mailed to:
Carrie’s Heart
14354 Memorial Drive, #1006
Houston, Texas 77079

You may also go to for PayPal or tax-deductible Mexico donations.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Back to school already?

Justin Manganaro at the Monarch Summer Camp

Wow! Back to school time comes so quick!

With the beginning of the new school year I get really busy & want to make sure I post some quick updates about some of our summer & back to school events.

Three Project Potential Scholarships were awarded this summer to local children. Two of the winners attended summer day camps and one attended an art class. I will update the website with pictures of the kids & their experiences soon.

Check out the picture of Justin & the snake!

Check out the new web pages about the Yucatan Project this summer! Also lots of great pics here on the blog.

Carrie's Heart board member & volunteer Nora Nasr made a trip to Egypt this summer and visited two programs for children & young adults with disabilities. I hope to update the website soon with a news paper article written about one of the programs, pictures and Nora's words about her experiences. Carrie's Heart in Cairo...great job Nora!

Back to School:
We kicked off the new school year with two fun events! Basketball....and Burgers!

Thanks to the generosity of the Comets a group attended the last home game of the Comet's season at the Toyota Center. We all had a great time!

We had a nice turn out at the Burgers for Books event at Fuddruckers. Everyone enjoyed their burgers & time with friends and family. Thank you to all who came to the event & to those who donated school supplies for the drive!

I look forward to a great school year and lot's of fun with Carrie's Heart!

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