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Keith Jerome - Generous $255k donation!!!

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Jeremy Spokein

Man oh man!!! Faith in humanity restored. There really, truly are some INCREDIBLE people out there! Hope this energy continues to perpetuate itself.

A story to share: A few days ago, I was down in the dumps. It was Valentine's Day, I'm single, and wasn't in the best mood to enthusiastically say "Happy Valentine's Day" to people. So I went on a solo hike. On the way, there was a family, and with them was a little girl wearing a tutu with a shirt that said "Chase your dreams"... I would guess she's maybe 5-6 years old.

She shouted to me: "Happy Valentine's Day!" with such a huge smile and happiness, and I couldn't resist but say to her back, "Aw, thanks so much! You too!" And she laughed and continued skipping down the mountain. I can't tell you what an unexpected mood lift this was.

10-15 minutes later, I ran into a couple along the way. Without a single thought, my immediate response after having eye contact with the couple was, "Happy Valentine's Day, you two!" The words came out of my mouth without a single thought, almost immediately, and with an excitement I couldn't even have fathomed.

Moral of the story? Good energy and good actions perpetuate themselves, even amongst those who otherwise may have thought or acted differently.

I hope the actions of this generous man continue to perpetuate itself, and that none of us will ever take our second chances for granted when they come :)

Much love to you all, stay faithful and stay strong! ❤️

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I've kept up to date with HSV for many years, and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by the fundraising goal being met and exceeded. It's a large sum of money and at the level raised a lot can certainly be achieved. Many people may not grasp the sheer amount of money it costs to conduct research, and typically tens of thousands of dollars won't go far. Shy of half a million dollars will hopefully allow Jerome and his amigos to achieve the goal we've all been hoping for.

For those reading this is still years away, but none-the-less is exciting and promising research by a competent researcher.

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