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posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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How many thousands didn't have a happy day at $105k per pop?

Useless, expensive sentimentality.
now i don,t know if i whispered this but i,ll say it again,his day at 100 grand probably generated millions for the city so if the homeless and hungry don,t benefit from it then look at the politicians making money off it and not some innocent child getting a bit of happiness in his life from fighting a disease that i wouldn,t wish on anyone.




posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:01 AM
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Bad spin??
This is not about a bad spin, quite the opposite!
With all of the bad things people are focusing on, somebody felt we the people needed some good spin to keep our minds off of the real issues we should be addressing.
Look at this hand while the other rapes you to infinity.
(Sorry about using the word rape for those who are sensitive, but that was the only word I felt truly fit the circumstances.)



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:48 AM
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news.sky.com...

typical media,bring a heart warming story and days later try make another story about the cost.i,d rather money spent on a boys dream than line the pocket of some politician.we know donations are probably going to make this up anyway so why now try put a bad spin on it?



I wrote to Make a wish after this happened...I was wondering if someone made a video of his day since I saw people with professional cameras there....I didnt get a yes or no to that question....but I would love to see something like that for sale...maybe they could use the money to pay for other kids cancer treatments??



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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I'm sure all those expensive cops had dash-cam videos.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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I bet everyone involved, walked with their heads a little higher. Smiles on their faces. And perhaps that mood made them enjoy their jobs a little more...What happens when you enjoy your job? You work a little harder, even if it's just for a while.

ROI


EXACTLY... it was so the PEOPLE DOING IT would feel good. GLORY HOUNDS...

"look at me, I helped a sick boy today"

So, it was about the city and not the boy?

you admitted it. AND they are USING a DYING BOY for publicity!!

USING A SICK BOY FOR ATTENTION!!



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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it doesn't make you feel good to help someone?
All that fuss was for him too. And for the next child, You know, raise awareness and all that.
Next time, they could probably do it all in a Batcave, lights out, no reporters.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:19 PM
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it doesn't make you feel good to help someone?
All that fuss was for him too. And for the next child, You know, raise awareness and all that.
Next time, they could probably do it all in a Batcave, lights out, no reporters.


Yes it makes me feel good to help. I am a disabled vet because I rescued others from death more than once. ffs.

And should every dying boy get this? what about the feeling thousands of others feel.

and the proof of who it was for is admitted by many that it also helps the city get attention, = $$.

And of course people are willing to participate in a huge self back slapping fiasco for ----> ONE sick boy NONE other did benefit from, hoped/expected/wished to benefit from?

And HOW DOES THIS MAKE THE many other dying kids that feel overlooked and uncared for, they are dying too.?


edit on 21-11-2013 by HanzHenry because: clear



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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They could have bought toys for all the kids in all the hospitals in the area for what this fiasco cost.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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thank you so much for your service, what you've done is a big deal too. IMO

Thing is, I don't think anyone\group could ever make sure that all that are ill, could be handed such a treat.
That someone will always be left out, for one reason or another.
It's events like these that bring awareness to causes like Make-a-Wish.
And with awareness, especially Positive PR, more can be helped.
So in the balance, I think It's worthy to do a BIG ONE every now and then.
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posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:01 PM
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They could have bought toys for all the kids in all the hospitals in the area for what this fiasco cost.


fiasco is the key word. A bunch of glory hounds. I'll bet their backs are sore of all the patting of theirselves.

They turned it into exploiting a boy for acclaim, accolades, public stature, and surely the names of the businesses that participated in even the most MINOR capacity was mentioned and shown..

business motive

"Shop here, we helped exploit a sick dying boy, while SHATTING on all the others. Please continue patting us on the back for our wonderful generous gestures for ONE boy, only one."



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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Thing is, I don't think anyone\group could ever make sure that all that are ill, could be handed such a treat.
That someone will always be left out, for one reason or another.
It's events like these that bring awareness to causes like Make-a-Wish.
And with awareness, especially Positive PR, more can be helped.
So in the balance, I think It's worthy to do a BIG ONE every now and then.
t



a- Horse Hockey.
It does not take much effort or planning to get a list of the children with similar health tragedies from the surrounding area. There are what 2-3 different main hospitals that treat ALL the areas kids, if not one hospital. Heck, I'd venture calling maybe 1-2 nurses in each facility and THEY would have bent over backwards to ensure EVERY KID was on the list. I GUARANTEE IT WOULD BE DONE IN A DAY.

b- someone left out? How about EVERYONE left out --> except ONE.

c- events like these wouldn't do better with more sick kids? just saying.. AND that PROVES EXPLOITATION!

d- n/a

e- Yeah, a 'big event' that included ALL the sick children in a surrounding radius.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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I prefer Mule muffins

I think you may have found your calling. You should attempt to organize such a thing.

Having known someone who organized similar, though smaller events like this.
I can tell you that plotting, planning, and calling people who would be key players in such a thing, is the easy part.
The follow through of promises made, is the hard part.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:35 PM
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I prefer Mule muffins

I think you may have found your calling. You should attempt to organize such a thing.

Having known someone who organized similar, though smaller events like this.
I can tell you that plotting, planning, and calling people who would be key players in such a thing, is the easy part.
The follow through of promises made, is the hard part.


end of day.. one kid felt great.. and surely many others felt more hopeless and forgotten.

and everyone involved patted each other on the back.. and exploited a dying kid.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Yes we all know that there are terrible diseases and illnesses out there. We know that there are a great many people all over the world who suffer from such terrible things as cancer etc and the far reaching effects this has on people and families. In some ways it as now become accepted that cancer is a prevalent part of our society. But I can tell you that society still does not want to face up to the fact that such horrible diseases as cancer for example are fought on childrens cancer wards all over! Well people do realize that cancer in children does exist...but it is usually too painful for most to want to think about for understandable reasons because most decent, caring human beings believe that children are precious and should be protected.

What makes children any more special relating to this subject some may ask? Well funding into childhood cancer is typically grossly underfunded compared to other cancers. Local services for childhood cancer patients is woefully inadequate compared to services for adult patients. Support from specialist cancer organisations is often lacking and doesn't address specific needs of children. Sibling support groups for families affected by childhood cancer can be non existent especially for younger age children.

As a result of all of this children and their parents and siblings can often feel ignored and isolated. Try taking a small child out in a public place bald,frail, scarred and in a wheelchair and see the reaction. People do not want to think about it, they don't want to talk about it....and they certainly don't want to see it!

So, something like this in San Francisco sends a message....people acknowledge and people care. Maybe some struggle to break away from the fact this act seemed on the face of it frivolous. But this boys wish and how the people rallied and got behind him will no doubt have a positive effect on many families. Even if this is good PR for Make-A-Wish foundation, so what? they deserve it and ultimately it is deserving children who will benefit. So what if the people involved gave themselves a pat on the back and went to bed that evening feeling good about themselves? As human beings what percentage of us can say we are driven by purely selfless unconditional acts 100% of the time? So what if local businesses gained recognition for the part they played?

Maybe I am too close and personal, my 12 year old daughter is a childhood cancer survivor and still battles every day with the effects that cancer has had on her life. But while she remains in remission I am still left with many frustrations about the way in which childhood cancer patients/ survivors can often become marginalized. So yes while I accept I am speaking from a biased viewpoint, I can only talk about what I know.
I also want to add, that although I talk about primarily childhood cancer because thats what I know about I am sure a lot of the same experiences are encountered by parents and families of children with other life threatening conditions.



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