Want to do something nice for someone who really deserves it?

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  1. Jon_Are

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    Short version: A good friend of mine, who has cystic fibrosis, is a finalist for the Applebee’s Real Hero contest. She is in the top ten among 8000 entries. Emily Schaller is an incredibly positive, selfless hero who really, really deserves to win.

    Please vote for her here:
    http://applebees.com/realheroes/
    Long version: I’ve known Emily Schaller for more than fifteen years, and she is the most positive, inspirational person I’ve ever encountered. She is a tireless advocate for cystic fibrosis research, and she gets things accomplished and provides inspiration, strength and hope to others even when no one is watching. She founded her own foundation (letsrockcf.org), she bikes from Detroit to Chicago every year to raise awareness and money for research, she runs half-marathons, and she plays drums in a rock band and holds fundraising concerts. And she just announced that she is biking from Detroit to Burbank, CA (rumor has it, to appear on the Ellen show). Her life’s mission is to advance CF research; not to help her, but to help future generations.

    Please vote for her here: http://applebees.com/realheroes/
    You can vote once a day until July 23.

    Thank you,
    Jon
     
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  3. Jeff Willis

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    Ditto
     
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    Double ditto.

    -Keith
     
  5. TravisR

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    Same here.
     
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    Quaditto.
     
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    Certainly!
     
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    She got my vote!

    Good luck to her.
     
  13. Jon_Are

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    Thanks, everyone!

    Today and tomorrow are the last voting days.

    Vote early, vote often!
     
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    Congratulations with and to your friend!
    Glad we could be of some help (but I doubt that would have been enough ).


    Cees
     
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    I think all she won was a $500 gift card to Applebees. But she's more excited about the publicity and the opportunity to raise awareness about CF.

    She starts her cross-country bicycle trip soon - watch for her on "Ellen".

    Jon
     

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