August 10, 2006
I was so touched by the On the Road With Jackie
Chan: Dragon's Heart Charity Mission to Guizhou that you wrote
that after reading it, I just could not sleep. The descriptions
and images in my mind really got to me. It made me realize how
we all need to think more often of those in need. How we may not
have a lot of money to give, but most all of us can find the time
to help out.
I couldn't wait until the next morning to tell my kids about it.
My daughter, Helen, couldn't believe that the children couldn't
go to school and didn't even have books or paper. My son, Ben,
couldn't believe they had no toys. But it was my son Michael who
was most affected by it. He felt so bad for the 12 year-old girl
who had no parents to care for her; how she had to take care of
her little brother all by herself. I am so amazed that even with
Michael's autism he can feel so much more deeply for people than
an average 9 year-old can.
They immediately wanted to build a school with dollars and they
worked on their pictures all morning. My daughter told my neighbor,
Sharon, what she was doing and Sharon gave her a dollar, saying
"Draw a picture from me too!"
I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate
Jackie's story and how you wrote it and how much Jackie inspires
us all to help the world!
To read about the charity mission
to Guizhou, China, click