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1)
Amy Brusven
abrusven@stlouispark.org
Location:
St. Louis Park, MN
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You have such an amazing talent and an eye for true art. I am blessed to be able to enjoy your gifts.
Thank you!
Amy B.


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Jackie Nornes
jnornes@emily.net
Location:
Crosby, MN
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Wow! What a special book. I'm touched by what you've found in these children. The one of Pam and Courtney...gives me chills...Thanks


3)
Ann Lendino
alendino@mn.rr.com
Location:
Minnetonka, MN
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Geordie, looking at your photos brought tears to my eyes. The parents’ words added more power to your pictures. I can't wait for the book to be complete. What an incredible experience you have been able to share with these kids and families. Looks great!


4)
Craig Turner
smoregalore99@msn
Location:
Florida
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Geordie the project looks great. We can't wait to see the final product but we also realize how much work it will be for you to get to that point. Lincoln is such a joy and we can totally relate to the parents in your stories. Angels on Earth is the only way to describe them. Good luck with everything.


5)
Mary Roberts
Location:
Crosby, MN
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Very touching and beautiful.


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Teppi Bundy
Location:
Deerwood, MN
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I truly enjoyed the photos. What a powerful and touching creation. I also enjoyed reading the parent comments. Thank you.


7)
Chris Kennedy
chrissbabes@yahoo.com
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Wow! I’m so impressed with your work, reading of these three children brought tears to my eyes. What blessings God gives us! Keep up the wonderful work!!


8)
Leah Sweet
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Thank you for putting this beautiful collection together, it really touched my heart today. I wish you and the families of these special young people many blessings.


9)
Skye
maenad66@cs.com
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Hi Geordie. An old college friend sent me, and I must say I'm glad I came. Your work is beautiful and touching, really captures these kids' courage.


10)
Peggy Zimmer
thezhouse@hotmail.com
Location:
Medina, MN
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Geordie, you, this project, and these beautiful children are true gifts to our world. Your talent and passion in tandem with the spirits of Courtney, Jon, and Eric and their families, will guide you and this project to a great end. Thanks for sharing your journey with me! Love, Peg


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Jim and Anne Pierson
japierson@brainerd.net
Location:
Brainerd, MN
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Thank you for sharing these children with the world and refreshing our memories of them. The time we spent with them created a special place in our hearts. Looking forward to our autographed copy of best seller. Be sure to have the subjects sign it also!


12)
Mickie Turk
mturk@isd.net
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Thank you for your outstanding work! Mickie Turk


13)
Robert Malcomson
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What a fantastic project and website. It's inspiring.


14)
Jennifer LeGrand
jenniferl@guthrietheater.org
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
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Geordie, There are no words to describe how inspiring and beautiful this project is. I look forward to seeing the evolution of this project. Thanks for sharing your time and talents. Jen


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Darla Klementz
dklement@hudsonhospital.org
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GBG....WOW! The words and pictures brought tears to my eyes and chills down my spine. These children are true blessings from God. I grew up with Special Education kids in our school and community - they are a joy to be around! They remind me how to be happy and appreciate the simple things in life. Good luck in finishing your project!


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Jill
spill1006@hotmail.com
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Your work is beautiful, both working with special people and your photos.


17)
Peter Wegner
pwegner2@excite.com
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
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Amazing. Profound.


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Rosalie
rgs@wgfllc.com, http://www.wgfllc.com
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Geordie, your site is fantastic! I stand in awe of your work with the kids. What a gift you are creating for them, for their families, and for the rest of us, who take so much for granted on a daily basis. Let me know if I can help in some way. As always, Rosalie


19)
Heather
Location:
Minnesota
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Geordie!!! So nice to see this project coming to fruition for you! Thanks for sharing it with all of us :)


20)
Cindy Koons
Location:
Crosby, MN
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Geordie--what a fantastic web site. You have done an excellent job! It was so heart-warming to see the kids once again. Thank you.


21)
Marlys E. Lofberg
melofberg@imation.com
Location:
Wahpeton, ND
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I work with Jon's Aunt, Colleen, and she sent me your message. What a wonderful thing you are doing for these children and their families. Your photographs have captured just how special these children are.


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Patty Zietlow
Patty_S_Zietlow@yahoo.com
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I work with Jon's Aunt Colleen. The pictures are wonderful!! The project must give you many, many wonderful rewards.


23)
Renae Smith
rasmith@imation.com
Location:
Wahpeton, ND
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I really enjoyed this book, and I was moved at how much these children are cared for and loved. I, too, have a niece who is mentally and physically handicapped, but we love her just the same, and the smile on her face can brighten the whole room!


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Helen Idzorek
ecogrrrl@hotmail.com
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Absolutely beautiful G. I'm blown away.


25)
Deb Bozovsky
dkbozovsky@imation.com
Location:
Wahpeton, ND
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Outstanding!!!!!


26)
Colleen Bruns
mcbruns@northpro.net
Location:
Breckenridge, MN
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I am Jon's aunt and Godmother. I think your book is absolutely wonderful! The pictures tell a story that is beautiful beyond words, and I cried all the way through it. I want to thank my brother Michael for sharing this special book with me. These children and their families are truly special people and we are so blessed to have them in our lives. We love you Jon!!


27)
Ron Wood
rdwoodtx@hotmail.com
Location:
Houston, Texas
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Previous viewing of your photographs had helped me to gain an appreciation of the daily struggles and joys of these children and their families. I have now been moved to tears by the parents' messages.


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Larry & Jo Ann Goshey
gosh@emily.net
Location:
Crosby,MN
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What a GREAT website. We have been a part of Courtney’s entire life. She is our Grandchild. We have seen your work and as always we're interested in this project. Keep up the good work. We also live next door to Jon and know Eric and his family as well. You have selected three tremendous kids for your work. But of course we're prejudiced. Thanks!!


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Renee
reneegecko@hotmail.com
Location:
Duluth, MN
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Geordie, this site is beautiful. It has been wonderful and inspiring watching your journey with these amazing children and their families, and your dedication to this project. We are looking forward to seeing the culmination of your efforts.


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Josh Bruns
jbruns_21@yahoo.com
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A truly remarkable web-site!!! It is a beautiful depiction into the lives of these amazing children and their families. We are all blessed to have them in our lives.


31)
Debbie Fischer
briananddebfischer@direcway.co
Location:
Hector, MN
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Along with Colleen I am also Jon's aunt and Godmother. First, I want to thank George for opening a window into these family’s lives. Second, I want to thank my brother, Mike and his sons Paul and Jon for opening their home and their hearts giving us the opportunity to see the struggles, fears, patience, accomplishments, challenges, joys, and love they experience raising a special needs child and sibling. I love you all!


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Jennifer Muyres Palmer
jenp@mn.commonhope.org
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Geordie, what a beautiful tribute to these families and to your amazing work with them. Thank you for sharing your talent! Love, Jen


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Janice Simondet
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Aunt Debbie sent me here, glad she did! Just want to let you know this is Absolutely Wonderful. God Bless.


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Jenny Smith
jbsmith76@hotmail.com
Location:
Crosby, MN
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Geordie... looking at the pictures brought me to tears. It was such a wonderful experience being able to work with these kids on a daily basis. They have all enriched my life beyond measure! You have done a beautiful job capturing the special in all of them. I wish you the best of luck in taking this project to the next level. Stay in touch!


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Candy
ckzaske@newulmtel.net
Location:
Redwood Falls
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Aunt Debbie sent me the address to see the pictures. They are awesome. Keep enlightening the world!


36)
Megan Miller
megsmiller@yahoo.com
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I am a friend of Libby Witchger's who passed on your website. Very moving! Thank you for your work! I work for Aventis pharmaceuticals and a huge part of our company is diabetes products and research. www.aventis.com might be a good resource for you which some patient info, disease state, future products they are working on etc.


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Judith Tatar
judith@tataralexander.com
Location:
Toronto
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Congratulations Geordie. I know how many years this project has been in the works. Thank you for expressing such beauty and hope through these photographs.
Continued success. Judith Tatar


38)
Kathryn
meanmskeller@hotmail.com
Location:
New York, NY
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Geordie - Congratulations on your hard work and spectacular site/pics/project. I am proud to know you! The photos are very inspiring. Kathryn


39)
Molly Anne Mossey
mamossey@csbsju.edu
Location:
St. Joseph, MN
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Your amazing talent truly shows through in the photographs presented in this project. As a person that I greatly look up to (not to mention my very first photography teacher and the man responsible for my intended future career in photography) I look to you for inspiration in my own photographing. I must say that your work never ceases to amaze me. You have an amazing talent. Keep up the great work.


40)
Lois Gilmore
Lois.Gilmore@childrenshc.org
Location:
Children's Hospital and Clinic
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Thank you for your important work. The work of parenting a child without special needs is challenging, but your beautiful photographs portray how different and yet home similar daily life is for a family with special needs. It was a pleasure to meet you in our clinic and see how well you work with families and how comfortable you are with the children who have special needs. I wish you continued, further success. All the best, Lois


41)
Dan Alfaro
alfaro.8@osu.edu
Location:
Ohio State
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What’s crackin' Geordie? Thinking of you and found this website...I'll email you here in a minute. Take it Easy, Danny


42)
Sandy Bergeron
sandy.bergeron@childrenshc.org
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What a wonderful website, and what a great project. Your pictures truly do share a million words. Looking at your pictures, I realized I worked with the recreation therapist who is in the pool with Courtney.


43)
Roger Erickson
rerick@brainerd.net
Location:
Brainerd, MN
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A tremendous job! These 3 kids truly left an imprint on my heart. Power to you as you continue your work on this project.


44)
Amy Erickson
amers77@hotmail.com
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I am very impressed with your website. Your pictures really show the beauty in each one of these children. My dad Roger is in some of your pictures (speech therapist) and I too am a special education teacher. Thanks for looking past their disabilities and showing the smiling kid inside all of them.


45)
Carol & Bob McLaughlin
Bobcarolmc@comcast.net
Location:
Seattle,Washington
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Geordie, THANKS for sharing your photos with us. We were truly touched by the amazing faces of these 'gifts' to all of us. Your talent has captured their 'beauty'. We wish you the BEST OF LUCK with your book. We will be waiting for the finished project.


46)
Pam Stock
lpsstock@brainerd.net
Location:
Brainerd, MN
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I can't really begin to describe how I feel about this project -- gratitude might be a start. God placed you in my program for a reason much larger than anyone could have imagined. You have an incredibly important job here my friend and I trust you with the message. Thank you for listening to your spirit!


47)
Kristin Tank
ktank@remc4.k12.mi.us
Location:
Muskegon, Michigan
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I have been trying to locate commercial CDs with 4-color photographs of special needs children to be used on our web site, annual report, and strategic plan. I stumbled across your web site and am just blown away by your images. What an incredible gift you have. There is such a huge need across the nation for photographs of this kind especially those in the school setting. They just do not exist. Commercial CD's have photos of children who look like the children of Barbie and Ken. Thank you for your very special work! Kristin


48)
Mike Bozym
mbozym@remc4.k12.mi.us
Location:
Muskegon, Michigan
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Wonderful site!


49)
Shannise Walker
tcshannise@yahoo.com
Location:
Portsmouth,VA
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I have seen your pictures of these beautiful spirits you have enlightened, and I'm truly graceful to know there are people out there who really care. Handling a special need child is an enormous job. I have an disabled child with CP and being in a single home raising a child with CP is a challenge, but people like yourself shines a little to make the day brighter. Thank you so much for seeing.


50)
Terra Wilcox
terra_bruce@yahoo.com
Location:
Aitkin, MN
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What a wonderful website and project! These special people deserve this special tribute. I am the proud mother of a 3 year old autistic boy. I am so grateful to people like you who take the time to work with these kids and get to know them & care for them. Thank you for your beautiful project!


51)
Adrienne Bridges-Goodwin
diakonia@sbcglobal.net
Location:
Lincoln, California
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I'm a mother of four. My two youngest are ADHD mildly challenged and autistic. Trying to find a place I can take all of my children has been a challenge. When I see web sites like this one, it makes me feel that I can continue in school to open an integrated recreational center. My dream is to have a place to take my children and keep my family united. Thanks for the sunshine!!!!


52)
Aaron Johnson
sunnyfhit@hotmail.com
Location:
North Dakota State University
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Keep up the good work guys, thank you so much... I miss Eric so much!


53)
Scott Schaefer
schaefer2222@yahoo.com
Location:
Minnesota
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I enjoyed visiting the web-site.


54)
Steve Stelzner
sstelzner@csbsju.edu
Location:
Maple Grove, MN
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Geordie - This is absolutely amazing stuff. I'm quite impressed and I've enjoyed watching the project and book develop. Anyone looking at the book feels like they really get to meet these kids. It's terrific work.


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Angie McCarroll
angie108@bellsouth.net
Location:
New Orleans
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Wow, as a parent of a young man with special needs, very similar to Jon’s, I was so touched. So moved. I can’t wait to see the finished project. WOW!


56)
Joanne M. Heller
jhelle1@amfam.com
Location:
White Bear Lake, MN
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Wow - what a great thing you are doing! I am the PROUD Mom of a 29 year old Down syndrome daughter. She has overcome obstacles that some doctors told her she would never achieve. She is also the 2002 Female Athlete of the Year for the State of MN Special Olympics! Keep up the wonderful work of these amazing people.


57)
Monica
MJones2@uams.edu
Location:
Little Rock, AR
Friday, 22. July 2005 12:25
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I love your pictures. I am going to use this to educate the children that I work with about children with disabilities.


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Tammy
tammyjobe@hotmail.com
Location:
Minnesota
Tuesday, 12. July 2005 13:26
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Your pictures are amazing. You are great at grabbing simple moments and making them wonderful memories. My brother has Down syndrome and to look through all three of the children you have followed and pictured, especially Eric, brought tears to my eyes. Please don't stop capturing these moments and sharing them. Thank you for sharing your talent for all to see.


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Candy Malm
cmalm@parkrapids.k12.mn.us
Location:
Park Rapids, Minnesota
Thursday, 23. June 2005 14:25
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I am a special education director and just looking at the site -- recommended by my daughter.


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Judy
judyl@paiff.org
Location:
Baxter, MN
Monday, 20. June 2005 11:50
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I work with Eric.
Eric and I just went through his slide presentation.
He gets so excited to view these pictures and is especially proud when he sees himself in his graduation gown.
Geordie, we love this site and look forward to seeing it every time.
Great Job!


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Susan Brassington
sueuffda@comcast.net
Location:
Plymouth, MN
Sunday, 12. June 2005 12:03
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Geordie, your work is wonderful. I am a special education teacher and fully appreciate the love you have put into your work. It shows with every picture. Thank you for sharing your talent.


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Karen Clay
kclay@andrew.cmu.edu
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday, 9. June 2005 06:13
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I got a copy of your link through one of the local Down syndrome groups. As a mother of a 3 year old with DS, it was very inspiring to see the beautiful work that you did with all three children. Keep up the good work!


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Allison Fochs
afochs@yahoo.com
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, 1. March 2005 08:52
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I love the photographs. I would like you publish it into a book. I work for Lifeworks services (which helps people with disabilities find jobs) and have strong interest in working as para-professional someday with elementary school or younger.


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Charlotte
charley_e@hotmail.com
Location:
England
Sunday, 20. February 2005 05:41
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Beautiful work, inspirational, can't wait to see more!


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Betsy Combier
betsy@parentadvocates.org
Location:
New York City, NY
Thursday, 3. February 2005 06:02
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I think that your pictures are wonderful and they bring us into the lives of people who live every day with these wonderful children. I have placed the website on the front page of our site, parentadvocates.org.


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Sue
susanmarcum@comcast.net
Location:
Horse Cave, KY
Monday, 31. January 2005 21:29
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I think you all have accomplished wonders. From a mom with a child with disabilities.


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Frances Callaghan
tony@sylvaninfo.net
Location:
Lancaster, VA
Monday, 28. August 2006 20:51
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Geordie, these children are beautiful and you have captured their beauty and personality. Thank you for doing this and we look forward to seeing the book. They and their parents are indeed special.


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Ruth Sandin
Location:
Crosby, MN
Thursday, 7. September 2006 14:19
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Wow. I was surprised and touched by how intimate this labor of love is. I felt like a voyeur peeking in on these special lives and families. Thank you.


69)
Lucy Cusick
lucy@focus-ga.org
Location:
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, 20. February 2007 08:25
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Many thanks for your website "That Kid's My Light" and the moving photo stories. A picture really is a thousand words. The simple captions say a lot, too. The parents who love these children are just ordinary parents in extraordinary circumstances. FOCUS serves 2,500 such families in metro Atlanta - I saw many of our families & children in these photos. Thanks for your talent & for sharing it.


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Adele Bergstrom
a.light@visi.com
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, 30. January 2008 14:54
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As a parent of a child with a developmental disability, I so appreciated your compassionate yet somehow dispassionate portrayal of these young people's lives. The photos allow us to share a "day in the life," revealing the person behind the disability and reminding us once again, it is the person first, then the disability. Thank you, thank you.


71)
Jason Wermager
jwermager@mac.com
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, 15. March 2008 19:52
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I stumbled upon your site and was truly captivated by your work. You captured my heart instantly with your photos of Eric, Courtney and Jon. These images speak strongly and hopefully bring others to stop and listen to what is being shared through these images. You have motivated me to continue to use my photographs to help make a difference and maybe help speak for those that may not be able to "speak" for themselves. Thank you for sharing your images! Jason


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Thanh Luu
luscowedding@live.com
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Monday, 23. June 2008 21:04
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I looked at your link to Children Born to Challenge. It was beautiful. I've worked with people with disabilities for over ten years, and it is amazing how unaware many people are about what they go through. So thank you for your contribution!


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Christina F
Wednesday, 20. October 2010 22:34
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I just want to say how much I love your website and slideshows. I went to CI schools and recognize all three of these kids. They are truly amazing. Thank you for taking the time to recognize and appreciate that.

Thanks for your wonderful work! Christina


74)
Mary Maher
Monday, 3 January 2011, 19:06
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Dear Geordie,

As our Sean would say "you touched my heart." It is a joy to see your work and learn of Eric, Courtney and Jon. Many thanks.

Mary Maher


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