favorite show is NCIS. No matter what time of day it’s on, you can
find her watching it and it was the one thing that made her smile during her
recovery from a long illness. With a big
birthday coming up in the near future for my mom, I was trying to think of
something unusual to get her for her birthday.
As luck would have it, I got an email about Charitybuzz.com and went on
the website to see what was up for auction.
I found the lunch with Rocky Carroll from NCIS and bid on it and was doubly pleased to find out that my
winning bid would go to support wonderful Habitat for Humanity of Greater LosAngeles. The look on my mom's face when
I told her about her birthday present this year – was "priceless."
The time I
spent at lunch with Rocky and Jo-An Turman from Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Los Angeles was fantastic. We laughed
and giggled about things we had in common growing up. Rocky was so generous with his time and we
all laughed a great deal about things we had in common growing up - the
entertainment industry, celebrity culture – and we talked about so many other
things. Rocky was so positive about
everything and so warm and welcoming that the afternoon just flew by.
my mom got sick at the last minute and was unable to go to the lunch. When both Rocky and Jo-An heard about this,
they immediately offered my mom another opportunity and they both asked about her
well-being in a follow up email. We were
so touched by their kindness and their words of support meant so much to both my
mom and me.
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