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Cards for Nathan Norman

Discussion in 'Fundraisers & Charity Events' started by LGriffin, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    We have been informed of a special request from a 6 year old boy who is dying from terminal cancer, his name is Nathan Norman and it his wish is to receive Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. He's already been made an honorary Sheriff, so consider it a professional courtesy.;)

    Nathan Norman
    81 Durivan Drive
    Rustburg, VA 24588

    Please take a moment to send a card signed w/ your dept. and rank. If you can, please add in dept. trinkets such as patches, community policing baseball cards or department stickers.
    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/norman.asp

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    Our Brave Hero -- Nathan Charles Norman


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  2. Dan Stark

    Dan Stark Tears of a Clown

    I'll mail out some patches when I get in today. I have a bunch of different departments in my drawer.
     
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  3. Rock

    Rock Undefined

    I hate to always be so skeptical but....I just saw this two days ago in a group email but in a different format. In the email he was requesting chrismas cards from anyone, anywhere because he wanted to collect them. It said nothing about police, fire etc.
     
  4. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    I'm sure he's happy to receive cards from everyone but little boys especially appreciate the well wishes of those they consider brave hero's. Just send him something, ya salty bastid!

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/norman.asp
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nathannorman
     
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  5. Dan Stark

    Dan Stark Tears of a Clown

    I suspect any kid likes patches and stickers based on how my clan turns into a black Friday mob when they are presented.
     
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  6. MSP75

    MSP75 Guest

    A SGT from Burlington PD spoke to VASP & a family member to coordinate a personal response. I believe him and assume this is legit. I'll post his email in the verified section in a little bit.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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  7. tomahawk

    tomahawk MassCops Member

    I believe it is legitimate. There are several internal LE-only messages going around regarding this.
     
  8. GMass

    GMass Guest

    I have gotten several requests / emails through various LE sources requesting to be part of a showing of support at his house in cruisers. I believe this is legit.
     
  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    This has been well checked out and is 100% legit.
     
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  10. TripleSeven

    TripleSeven Subscribing Member

    I also received an e-mail about this from the AAST. They also sent a follow up email indicating the Nathan's correct address is: 81 DUNIVAN DR.

    I sent a card out yesterday with a department patch.
     
  11. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    If you have a FB account, you can go to: Nathan's Christmas: the PAGE to see pictures of the agencies who have come out to support this little man.


    First Responders Answer the Call for Cancer

    Dec 06, 2012 7:10 PM EST
    Rustburg, VA - Christmas came early for the Norman family in Rustburg when their 5-year-old son Nathan decided putting up the family Christmas tree would help him fight his cancer.

    His spirit of the season has spread to people and places his family never thought possible. But recently, he's been getting a lot of attention from first responders from all over the place, all thanks to the power of this little boy's message and the Internet.

    A special delivery straight from the Big Apple arrived at Nathan's front door on Thursday after word spread that a little boy in Rustburg was fighting a stubborn cancer with his love of Christmas.

    It's the kind of story that hit home for Joseph Scarpantio.

    "I'm a New York City paramedic and a cancer survivor myself from stage 2 lymphoma," Scarpantio said.

    Instead of just sending a Christmas card, Scarpantio wanted to drive down and deliver Christmas to Nathan's front door.

    "As soon as I started to say what I was doing, all of my partners at work said, 'Scarp, count me in. Say no more. If you are going down there to Virginia, say no more we are going with you to Virginia,'" Scarpantio said.

    Dawn Norman, Nathan's mom, said the support is humbling.

    "Just today alone we've had secret service from Washington DC, firefighters and EMS from New York, police from South Carolina that have come to visit our family today."

    One little post about Nathan on the website Wish Upon a Hero sounded the call to first responders - over 31,000 have viewed it so far. The boxes of good will have started to pile up in the last couple of weeks since it was posted.

    Just like in the Christmas story Nathan loves so much, his visitors come baring gifts, but it's the love this family feels far beyond their own back door that really embodies the Christmas story.

    "God bless the Norman family and God bless Nathan," Scarpantio said.

    Those EMTs will bring something back up to New York from the Norman family - Christmas gifts for children fighting cancer at hospitals in the New York area.
    http://m.wset.com/LocalNewsStory.html?pid=2264&parenturl=http://www.wset.com/Global/category.asp?C=189684&clienttype=rss&itemurl=http://www.wset.com/story/20280945/first-responders-answer-the-call-for-cancer-patients-christmas?clienttype=rssstory
     
  12. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    Just today alone we've hadsecret service from Washington DC,firefighters and EMS from New York,police from SouthCarolina that have come to visit our family today."



    That's awesome.
     
  13. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Thank you for your support! The Norman family is feeling so much love that they're having storage issues.

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    They really appreciate it but Nathan is about to undergo more treatment and won't be able to open the packages for a while.They're asking for future communications to be sent through:
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/nathannorman
     
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  14. Finkle'n'Einhorn

    Finkle'n'Einhorn Einhorn'n'Finkle

    It was so nice following along with the convoy that went down there this week. Heartwarming, really.
     
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    visible25 Supporting Member

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  16. hunter025

    hunter025 MassCops Member

    Great job to everyone involved!
     
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  17. Code 3

    Code 3 MassCops Member

    OMFG. Lost it watching this video. Truly amazing.
     

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