Danville Express

Perspective - June 1, 2007

Letters to the editor

'Dollar for Debbie'

Dear Editor:

I'm an eighth-grader at Charlotte Wood Middle School. I have been a part of its Leadership program for two years now and each year we are presented with the Make a Difference Project. This year, I wanted to help out my old teacher, Debbie Williams, who was severely injured several months ago in a car accident. She has been a science teacher at Charlotte Wood for over 20 years and this year I am also her classroom liaison.

My project, "A Dollar For Debbie," is basically getting the word out so people continue to help this amazing person. Obviously, several months in the hospital and rehabilitation must cost a fortune. Every dollar can make a difference. For an update on her condition, visit www.cwms.srvusd.k12.ca.us/.

Last year, I enjoyed this project immensely. Over the summer, I was informed that a previous swim coach of mine was fighting cancer, and with the help of a few volunteers and friends, we did something similar called "A Dollar For Dave." At the championship swim meet, we circulated buckets and asked for donations. In the end, we collected over $1,000. Coach Dave is now back on the pool deck.

I am hoping to have similar results in my newest undertaking. What I am asking is that people put simply one dollar in an envelope and mail it to:

"A Dollar For Debbie"

c/o Charlotte Wood Middle School

600 El Capitan Drive

Danville 94526

Checks may be made payable to: Williams Family Trust Fund.

Michael Anderson, Danville


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