I first met Scott Sterbens in December, 2005, when I started working at the Daytona Beach News-Journal newspaper. Scott was an assistant sports editor there, and over the next five years he became my best friend at the paper.
We bonded over our shared love and misery of the Jets (we watched the AFC championship game in 2011 at his house, with an unopened bottle of champagne in my car, just waiting to be opened in case of a Jets win. Of course, the champagne stayed sealed), we made all kinds of sarcastic remarks that only we found funny, and we endured the misery of layoff after layoff at the paper, while friends of ours saw their jobs and livelihoods stripped away.
Scott is a true and honest friend, and a really good husband and father, so when I heard what he was doing for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary, I knew I had to do all I could to promote it.
Scott is running the Disney Half-Marathon in Orlando in January, and in the wake of the tragedy, he’s trying to raise money for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims Relief Fund. He’s asking for donations of $1 a mile, or $2 a mile if you can (for $26), and he’s teamed up with a legit organization called CrowdRise.
Please, if you can, consider making a donation to Scott at the link here.
**This ought to make you smile on the weekend before Christmas; we’ve all seen video of little kids singing Christmas carols, while they fidget uncomfortably in “fancy” clothes that they have no interest in wearing.
Well, add to that a little difficulty with counting and numbers, and you get this adorable video… I love the one kid (No. 7) who gets all mad that his classmates can’t figure this out.
**Finally, a heartwarming story to finish Good News Friday here. A single Mom named Kim Kerswell, struggling to make ends meet with two kids, got into a fender-bender recently in a Massachusetts parking lot, and was stressing about the added expense car repairs would take.
Then an “angel” named Sherene Borr, the woman driving the other car came to her rescue. Read the beautiful story here of Borr’s wonderful acts.