I'm nearly two weeks into my project now, and I think it has been quite successful! I've met a lot of great people, experienced some amazing things, and am looking forward to many more. If you are interested in contributing to my campaign, please see my GoFundMe donor link. No amount is too little, and I sincerely appreciate it!
Today's batch of thank-yous go to three people. The first is Dion Shaw. Dion and I go wayyyy back to the beginning of time almost, (we were friends in high school and later dated). Since then, we have parted ways but through the miracle that is social media, we've reconnected. It seems Dion has been busy. He has a master's degree in Project Management and is currently the Founder and Owner of one philanthropic website, MSCreations.org as well as another website, Homepreneurs.net. He's also a major Cubs fan. Thanks for your continued support, Dion!
My next is my cousin Matthew Lorenz. Matt graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of New Orleans and is now working for a major waffle-making corporation. In fact, right about now he is probably busy driving all over the mid-southern states distributing waffle mixes, waffle irons, and associated parts and accessories to hotels, motels, and other breakfast-loving environs. How many people can put that on a CV? Thanks for your help, Matt!
Finally, my next benefactor is Richard Katz. Richard, or Mr. Katz (as I can't quite call him Richard), was our neighbor when I was growing up in Oak Park. Mr. Katz and his family have been good friends of my family for decades now. Mr. Katz is a triple-threat (or should I say treat?) in that he is a licensed architect, attorney, and real estate professional. He is a major Oak Park booster, and all-around fabulous guy to know. I am sincerely humbled and thankful for your gift and continued support, Richard! (See? I can say it!)