Tuesday, November 23, 2010

How YOU Can Help

Last week I was watching The Ellen Show and saw Ellen give a car away to a young woman who had been having a difficult time. She had gone through 5 cars in the past 6 months. One after the other was breaking down on her. She had written to Ellen, went to see the show, and ended up playing a game in which she won a car (it was a set up). After seeing that episode I was determined to get my aunt and uncle a new car.

Let's back up a few days prior. My aunt came down to Columbus for her doctors visit at The James (more info on that from my mom soon). Later that night when I was talking to my mom she told me that the engine in their Escape just stopped working. The car is older, but still should have lasted longer. Just another thing to add to their plate! I knew that they needed help, but didn't know where to go. Then that week I saw Ellen. My game face was on! They need Ellen's help. If that healthy young woman can get one, well then so can they!

So, for the past week I have been emailing Ellen DeGeneres every day. No response yet. I really will keep doing this until I hear something back too. Then the other morning I wondered what would happen if others emailed her as well, regarding Aleisha. So I'm asking you to do them a favor...Copy and Paste the note below on Ellen's website. She even has a special part on the site just for those who need a car!

You can click on my links or read these directions:
1. Go to http://ellen.warnerbros.com/
2. Click "Be on the show"
3. Scroll down until you see "Do you know someone who needs a new car?" and click
4. Type in your info (If you don't mind)
5. Add the picture below (mandatory)
6. Copy and Paste this:
Dear Ellen,
I am writing to you in regards of Aleisha Brickner from AleishasAngels.blogspot.com. Aleisha is a 41 year old mother of two young boys. She was diagnosed with malignant melanoma six years ago. Aleisha and her husband drive the two hours from their small town to Columbus, Ohio for treatment and doctors appointments at least once a week. Recently the engine in their Escape stopped working. They have drained their savings on medical bills and babysitters and the last thing they need to worry about this holiday is their car. This car was their family car. While they do have another old car, an Escort is difficult for a family of four to ride around in, especially
when Aleisha is having a difficult time getting in and out of the car.
Please help this family during their time of need this holiday season. Please contact her family at aleishasangels@gmail.com.


{Your Name}
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Please let me know if you have any questions!!


ps. I was really worried about writing Ellen. The last thing I want for them is any kind of media coverage or extra stress. But they need help and if that means going about it this way, then the least we can do is try :)

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