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Heading back to Moore, Okla.

For this week's blog, I want to focus on Moore, Okla. I am leaving Wednesday morning and heading back there.

 

As for my upcoming trip to Oklahoma, my team and me were there last month. I was taken to the Plaza Towers School personally by the superintendent. We started this with two young girls from Blackberry Creek, who started a donation drive that started with just a poster.

 

After word got out on air from ABC-7 Chicago, which ran the story, the donations exploded. We ended up

with two car loads and that didn't fit even half of it. They are Payton Micka and Kailey Davison.

 

The sights were so sad, I was at a loss of words for hours. I stood right where those seven children died. I have been talking with the families of these children. I am heading there on the 17th this week. I will be meeting with these wonderful families who have accepted me into their hearts and lives. Friday I am planning a seminar with the children of Moore to help ease fears. These children need to be comforted, and what better honor it is for me to go 800 miles and help them. All I can say is it makes me so sad seeing and feeling what they feel in Moore. The devastation is so bad, a whole community is gone.

 

I gave an example of Blackberry Creek subdivision with all the homes, plus a school. Imagine being able to see every direction for miles with nothing left. It's so hard to take in. It breaks my heart what these parents tell me about their children. They need love, support and prayers, and that's why I am going.

 

These are the most welcoming people I have ever met in my life, and this is also my most

important mission in 18 years ever.

 

For them to accept me with this delicate situation, I am honored and privileged to do this. They have so much love for me. It is going to be hard when we meet but I can't wait to just hold these parents and listen and help where I can.

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