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Christopher Lyle
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I am in need of everyone's assistance...

About a year and a half ago, I began to mentor a young man who has become quite proficient with Magic. He's a super talented 14 year old kid who's got better chops than most pros that are out there in the field today.

About a week ago, I learned something that really saddend me. This young man has not received a Christmas or Birthday Present in the last several years as his family cannot afford to provide him with such.

They pretty much live hand to mouth and it's hard enough for them to be able to pay their bills. Basically...they can get presents for Christmas...or they can eat. Sad...

I have decided to try and provide this deserving young man with a Christmas this year...my own little "angel" if you will...but I cannot do it alone. I am accepting donations to provide this young man with the best Christmas he has ever seen. I have a few folks who have already sent me a few bucks to put towards this cause as well, but more funds are needed.

Anything that you can spare...$5, $20, $100...whatever! I figure if I can raise a few hundred dollars, I can get this young man a really great Christmas this year.

All donations can be sent to me via paypal

Thanks in Advance...and Merry Christmas to all.

Christopher
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Does this young man have brothers and or sisters?
Life is too important to take seriously.

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Christopher Lyle
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No...he is an only child. His father is NOT in the picture at all. Who knows WHERE he is. It's just him and his mother. She does what she can to put a roof over his head and food on the table and that's about it...

Any help would be most appreciated...

Christopher
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PM me for assistance Chris.
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What about providing us a list of current effects that he has and maybe some of us could mail him some things that we may have?
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That's not a bad idea either. who wouldn't want boxes of stuff showing up at their house. Smile

if I get a mailing address I'll send him a box.
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Christopher Lyle
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On 2009-12-03 15:22, lunatik wrote:
What about providing us a list of current effects that he has and maybe some of us could mail him some things that we may have?


He doesn't really have much of anything. I gave him a used set of 12" rings and a few other odds and ends, but other than that, he doesn't have anything. If you would like to donate some magic to the cause that would be GREAT!

Anyone interested in doing that, please PM me for my mailing address.

Money is good too as I want to provide him some "non-magic" stuff too. Clothes, CDs, DVDs, etc. I know he needs a new pair of shoes. He's been wearing the same pair of tennis shoes for so long he's wrapped duct tape around them to keep them together...

ANY HELP...either used magic that you're not using any more or money or gift cards to places (Wal-Mart, Best Buy, etc.) would be AWESOME!

Thanks again to those who have stepped in and sent $$$$ thus far. You are appreciated MORE than you will ever know!

Christopher
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I'll send him something.

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This is a great idea Christopher, man I'm glad you started this. He is gonna totally freak out this Christmas.
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I sincerely hope so!
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I'd love to help out. I'll send a few bucks. Give me more details.
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Thanks Malony...

Please send your donation to me via PayPal. Also...if you have anything in your magic collection (books, dvds, magic, etc) that is in good condition that you feel like parting with, you can mail those items to me directly. PM me for my mailing address if you wish to do that.

Other than that, a cash donation via PayPal will suffice as well... = )

Thanks pal...

Christopher
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Chris,

Send me your mailing address, too.

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Christopher Lyle
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PM Sent Michael...

Just want to say thanks for everyone who has responded thus far. I'm way ahead of where I thought I would be at such an early point in this project...so from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I'm (almost) at a loss for words the way the Magic Community has rallied around this young man in his time of need.

If anyone still wishes to donate, please do so...money is great, used magic, books, dvds, effects, etc. All are appreciated...!

Thank you again...

Christopher
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Can you provide a running tally of what he currently has and what people are going to be sending? that way two of the same item isn't being sent, thank!
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Christopher Lyle
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At the beginning of the Mentorship, I gave him an old set of 12" Rings. I have also provided him with Modern Coin Magic and Expert Card Technique. That's about it.

He's really into Sleight of Hand and loves anything Card and or Coin related. He does have an interest in Stage Magic so if anyone has any stand up material that their done with, that would be nice as well...tho' I have been working with him to develop a stand up act w/o the use of a Magic Shop...but still, it would be appreciated.

I do not know what others are going to donate. Those who aren't sending money have just told me they will go thru their stuff and send what they can.

If for whatever reason, he ends up with 2 of a certain item, then I guess I can cross that bridge when we come to it.

Christopher
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I can relate to this young man because I went through a similar situation when I was his age. Things are kind of tight for me and my wife right now but at least we have a roof over our head, food to eat and the bills paid. I'm thankful for that.

I get paid in a few days and I will be glad to donate a few dollars to his cause. I have quite a few "magical items" that I will go through and send some of those too.

This is a really great bunch of folks here and I am happy and proud to be a part of the group. It would have been nice to have someone like Chris and this group to help and guide me when I was young and in a similar situation.

My hats off to Chris
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Not much but hope it helps.....
Christopher Lyle
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Thanks guys...
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Chris,
pm you address and I'll get some things together for him.

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