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My daughter Gabby was having a very bad week. She slammed her finger in the car door one day, which resulted in the loss of her finger nail. Then the next day she fell off a swing and hit her head on the swing set pole at pre-school. We had to take her to Urgent Care to make sure she didn’t have a concussion. She ended up with a black eye for a week.

My mother-in-law phoned to check in on us and we told her about Gabby’s mishaps. Within a couple of days we got this red ball in the mail that said, “Bounce back soon . . . Sorry to hear about your accidents, Grandma Jeanne”.  It was the neatest thing ever!

My daughter was bouncing it on the floor when I got home from work. My husband told me that it had come in the mail from his mom. Gabby couldn’t have been happier, it really made her accident week better. My mother-in-law had gotten a ball herself from one of her co-workers as a thank you for a project she had done at work and thought it would be a good “pick me up” for Gabby.Gabby having a ball!

Then after we got the ball a co-worker of mine , Deanna, had just had reconstruction surgery for breast cancer. I thought this would be a good “pick me up” for her.  I sent the ball to her.  Her husband had to go in the post office to pick up their mail. She said when he came out of the post office he was laughing. He couldn’t believe an inflated ball had come through the mail. Deanna said it really made her week after having to sit at home and recover from surgery for so long.

Erin M. Mauzy

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