I would like to acknowledge Steve Schuster, the owner of Perkins Restaurant, and the many employees and patrons who supported the fundraiser for Give Kids the World. I read about this fundraiser in the Register on January 16th and it touched the heart of our family. I have never met Mr. Schuster, but we have eaten at his restaurant. However, our family has been the recipient of a Make a Wish Trip to Orlando, Florida and Give Kids the World. Our daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and our family stayed at Give Kids the World in 2004. Our family was very grateful for a wonderful time at Give Kids the World and Disney World upon the conclusion of our daughter's treatment for cancer. We can honestly say that this trip gave our daughter and our family something positive to look forward to during her cancer treatment. It is only through the efforts of generous people like Mr. Schuster and the patrons and employees of Perkins Restaurant that Give Kids The World can continue doing their noble work. I would like to personally encourage others to support Give Kids the World and Perkins Restaurants because together, they assist in making dreams come true for kids with life threatening illnesses.
W. Todd Warner