Page 8 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • January 28, 2009 Emmanuel asks Can Yo u He l p ? Our hat’s off to Zachary S. for his bar mitzvah project. We also thank the many contributors who helped out by giving the Pull-Ups for Allie. We still have a need, so please contact us if you want to donate. A little heart to heart talk: Yes, there sure is a lot of talk about the economy and its definite impact on many of us. And I do believe that it is affecting many of us, some in big ways and others in small ways. We live in a relatively affluent part of the world, so we may be able to cope with this in the long term. The families we serve are in a different category for the most part. If you would permit me, here is a suggestion to think about: Keep the economy moving forward by contributing money to our cause and to other non-profits. We will frugally spend the money and benefit the families we serve and simultaneously stimulate the economy. Money circulates from one vendor to another, one person to another. Many unseen parties benefit from your kindness. You also benefit in many ways. Your financial gift gives back to you with a tax deduction. It also keeps your heart open because you are helping others - regardless of how tough the person giving the money may be. The economy recovers somewhat, and more business gets done. Your action may stimulate and inspire others to act and improve their lives. There are probably a few other things we have not thought of as yet. Don’t think: Do! What else are you going to do while waiting for everything to get better? Involve your workplace this Valentine’s Day. If your group (work, place of worship, child’s sports team, etc.) is looking for something to do, consider a fundraiser or a food collection in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. You can donate any foods that are pink or red or have that color label on them. We have a big need for nutrient drinks, like Pedia-Sure and Ensure, that our kids use because they have some difficulty with the effects of chemotherapy. We have new families that have signed on for our services and requests for food from our families have doubled since May of last year. Some of their needs are: Pathmark, Shop-Rite, and A&P grocery store gift cards. Your contribution helps the family’s tight budget stretch a little more. Please keep donating those Pull-ups (size 4T-5T) and GoodNites brand diapers (for a person of 38 pounds) for four-year-old girl named Allie who is suffering from a aftereffects of Wilms tumor and surgeries that have left her with no ability to control her urination function normally. She is a sweet little girl living with her single mom in a basement apartment. They are barely keeping their head above water, and do so with your support. If you want to help Allie, contribute to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s Family Financial Assistance program. Allie and her mom thank you and hope for your continued generosity. Call us at (201) 612-8118 before you stop by. Please do not leave items at center without checking with us first. Our storage space is limited. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 to 5. Our address is 174 Paterson Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Our website is As always, thank you for helping the children and their families! Mark Halliwell, an interventional technologist at Valley Hospital’s cardiac catheterization/vascular intervention lab, recently spoke to Ms. Dawson’s students at Midland Park High School. Halliwell holds a degree in radiology science and uses X-rays to aid cardiologists with various procedures. He also works with the hospital’s vascular and neurovascular surgeons. He described how the heart functions, and how blood flows through the body. He also discussed the coronary arteries, the atriums and ventricles, and how students can keep their hearts Midland Park students learn about functions of the heart healthy. He showed videos of real heart problems and what it means to have coronary angioplasty. Halliwell also dissected a deer heart to give the students an in-depth look at the inside of a heart. The students were able to put on gloves and touch the inside of the heart. They were also able to follow the flow of blood through the heart with their fingers. In addition to his discussion of the heart, Halliwell showed the class images of blocked vessels in the brain and other parts of the body. 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