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We've been tumbled: Jeff found out.

He thanks us for the thought but insists that his current computer is just fine, thank you. (My thought: for now, bwah-hah!)

He would, however, be partial to a certain green lasar pointer, if we insist on getting him something, so he could stop having to borrow pointers whenever he does presentations. The laser pointer costs significantly less than a computer would. (Though more than regular pointers because it's a special, heavy-duty, exceptionally bright lasar pointer.)

My suggestion: let's get the guy his laser pointer, for Ghu's sake!

AND ALSO - since what we were planning to get would have been much more expensive - let's put the extra cash we'd mentally set aside for Jeff into a charity in his name.

Lemme quote from our email exchange:
> So - you wanna nominate a charity we could donate to instead?

Oh! That's a wonderful idea.

> And not the Maggie/David one - we'll all be contributing to that
> anyway, so this should be something else. Something special.

Oh! Wow. You really know me well, don't you? :-)

There's the fund for the Replacement Children's Hospital Project here at U. Michigan -- the new Children's Hospital which I had the privelege of helping plan [1], and the same project I helped run around Ann Arbor being silly with a bucket with Galens Tag Days to help raise money for [2][3].
[1] http://turnberryknkn.livejournal.com/396600.html
[2] http://turnberryknkn.livejournal.com/281372.html
[3] http://turnberryknkn.livejournal.com/380607.html

Your gift would go torwards helping build a facility which will help a lot of sick kids in the years to come, on a project which I had the honor of being deeply involved in the design of, and the privelege, during my service on Peds Heme/Onc, Peds Surgery, Peds Neurosurgery, and Pediatrics itself, to serve as a medical student. And you all would be able to point to the Children's Hospital in years to come and say, "Hey, we helped build that". :-)

I think that last part would be especially special; that you all would be able to come someday to this place we're building and actually stand in it, (and specifically, the Galens Playroom on it's top floor) and know a tangible, real thing that your gift helped accomplish.

The donation link is via
https://www.med.umich.edu/secure/mott/make.html

or, if someone on the donation list can get corporate matching funds (some companies will match or even double a gift that goes through one of their empolyees),
http://www.medicineatmichigan.org/HowCanIHelp/onlinegift.asp

and both forms let you designate the Children's Hospital project, and to put me as the honoree.

And again, you all really don't have to. But thank you.
*hug*


So - who's up for it? Organizational details to follow if everyone approves. (I am SO late for work!)

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