Saturday, November 13, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Imagine being shot. You survive, you recover from most of your wounds, except you have lost your vision. I have met several different individuals who were in this awful situation. Where do they turn? The Carroll Center was there to take in each of these folks, teach them how to cook again, teach them how to use a computer, teach them mobility skills, give them counseling and give them hope.
Imagine growing old and losing your vision gradually over the years. You can't drive anymore. You can't read your beloved books. Watching TV becomes a difficult chore. The Carroll Center is there to help the elderly with getting their life back. Offering great technology to let them read again, write checks and do many basic tasks.
Imagine being born blind. What do your parents do? Where do they turn? The Carroll Kids program offers fantastic opportunities for youngsters with vision issues. As they grow older, Summer programs at CCB offer great training, living skills, work opportunities and preparation for College programs that are unmatched anywhere.
I've met sports stars, celebrities, politicians, military heroes and many more great people. Although all great, none match the spirit & courage of the people I've met at the Carroll Center for the Blind. There are many fantastic causes out there. Trust me when I say this. There are none like the Carroll Center. This place is special. I've been lucky to have great celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Mariel Hemingway, Josh Groban, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Brown, Clare Kramer, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, Chris Gorham, Ralph Macchio, James Morrison, Tina Cervasio, Dax Holt, Nia Vardalos, Nadia Bjorlin, Stacy Kaiser and many more help me spread the word about my quest. I've had hundreds of my fantastic Twitter followers & Facebook friends spread the word for me. I appreciate the help so much! The donations that have been made are awesome! I love you guys for that! But please don't stop. I need you. I need your continued support. I want CCB to receive a massive check from First Giving.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
The Rev. Keith LeBlanc is charged with stealing $83,147 from St. John the Baptist Church when he was pastor there. Much of the money was spent on a pornography habit, police said.
LeBlanc had a credit card that he used for online pornography, and the card had a $25,000 balance, according to a police report on file at Haverhill District Court.
"Father LeBlanc admitted to Dunderdale that he has an addiction and needs help," police Detective Glenn Fogarty wrote in the report, referring to Mark Dunderdale, an attorney who directed the Archdiocese of Boston investigation that led to LeBlanc's removal as St. John's pastor in June.
Comcast bills from the church rectory were reviewed, according to the police report, and "adult" movies "started the day Father LeBlanc came to the parish, at a total of $4,021.14."
The police report on the investigation became public after LeBlanc's arraignment on charges of forgery and larceny over $250 by continuous scheme. He has been released on personal recognizance bail.