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  • LA
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    I think this little girl has an amazing outlook on life, and obviously cares a tremendous amount for other people around her. Her family must be extremely proud, and supportive of her, because I'm sure they have spent countless hours helping her with this project as well. Kudos to the whole family.

    As for people saying the money should go elsewhere...why do there always have to be people that take a beautiful story of a little girl trying to help the world and say she should be doing something else with the money. I ask what are you doing? I'm sure you're not going to the extent that this little girl has to help anyone, not many have, which is why the story is about her. Always something negative to say from someone. Maybe you need a magnet to put a smile on your face too.

  • Charlene
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    What an amazing little girl!!! I will be at Costco Saturday morning to get one of your magnets and make a donation.!! And if you make your Christmas ornaments I would love to know how to get those too! You did a GREAT Job! !!!
    As for the remarks about the Janeway having enough money, and where is the money going.. the story was about a little girl wanting to help other children. Why must some people always look so negatively at everything?.... Who cares how much money the Janeway has, or how much is spent on catering???.. It's a persons choice whether they give to the Janeway or not. And most people choose to give! It has nothing to do with government or politics.... what sad little lives some people lead.....

  • Lorraine
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    Way to go Racheal! !
    I know your family and I know they are so proud of you. You were a trooper when you first started and presented yourself to our bowling league. Whoever thought one little girl could make such a BIG difference. Some of us adults could take an example from you especially Bones. Keep up the good work and God Bless you . Carson and Lorraine

  • florence
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Sounds like an amazing caring girl.

  • Suzette
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    This story put a very large smile on little Rachel's face this morning. She floated to the school bus with her newspaper article in hand to show to her school friends at Beachy Cove Elementary who have been a huge support!

    A special thanks to Rachel's sister Julianne, friend Sarah Sparkes and cousin Melody for all their help on the production line in our kitchen!

  • Coda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I do donate every year to the Janeway, but I don't go out of my way to enlist the support of the public in my cause.
    I'm totally amaze at this child's perspection of the needs of another child. She certainly puts me to shame.

    Rachel, you are amazing and special, so hats off to you. and thanxs to the telegram for getting Rachel to remind me of priorites!

    Mr. & Ms. Moss & family, great job to you guys for encouraging and supporting her in this worthwhile project.

  • Annette
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    What an outstanding little girl. Her mother must be so proud of her. It is so nice to see childern helping childern. Some adults could take leasons from her. She will have a good furture in business. Thank you for all her efforts to help others.

  • Poppy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Rachel, we are all so very proud of you and I am proud to have been able to help in your sales. I will also help with the sale of your Christmas ornaments if you decide to make them too.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to see you on the Telethon but I'm sure someone will record it for me to see later.

    Love to all.

  • James
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Have to agree with you bones. I'm skeptical as to where this money goes and if in fact the purchases from it go to equipment that should come in under the health budget (now that we are drowing in oil revenue). I'd like to see it go to the Children's Wish Foundation, accommadations / expenses for families that have to come in from away for extended periods of time / a better education schooling program for Kid's in for long periods of time. I'd love to see where it's all going.

  • T
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    First I would like to commend this outstanding 5 year old for her efforts and kindness. Reading a story like this truly reminds me that the world is full of caring people, who are selfless. We could all learn something from Rachel. Rachel you should be very proud of the person you are and I am sure the Janeway will dearly appreciate your kindness. And for the children of the Janeway receiving care, your kindness gives them hope.

  • Cynthia
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    This is about a little girl who knows nothing about the politics of health care and nor should she. This is about a kind little heart, who made a little pledge to help other children, and stuck to a committment that most of us adults would have tired of 1000 magnets ago. This is not the forum for negative comments. Make your donation to Rachel's amazing project and take your other concerns up with the government. WAY TO GO RACHEL!!

  • Driver
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Im with Bones on this one. If people only knew the amount spent on administration for this telethon. I would like to see the catering bill alone. Of course, if it involves children or cancer,it's a big money draw. People seem to forget about seniors and disenfranchised adults. Hats off to the little girl,don't mean to rain on her parade. Put it this way,if there was NO Janeway Telethon,could the healthcare system possibly be worse than what it is presently? Doubtful.

  • Melody
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    WAY TO GO RACHEL! we are so proud of you! I think it is great that you have such kindness in your heart to help other people in need. It's amazing that a 5 year old can be so selfless. And i think we could all learn a lot from rachel's example keep up the great work:)

  • Poppy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Hi Rachel, Congratulations!

    I spoke to a group of adults last night and saw tears of joy in their eyes when I mentioned your Janeway project. They also put money in your Janeway jar. I know at your age the concept of money is far from you. I know your heart is with the boys and girls at the hospital. You have inspired people accross the nation, and you just got started.

    I have seen your hand written thank you notes to people who helped you earn so much personal growth from this wonderful project. May I suggest you forgive the ones who missed the joy of the moment. They know not what they do. As you grow in wisdom you will learn to sort the good beads from the bad.

    Say, honey, have fun at the Telethon.
    Keep up the good work.

    Love,
    Poppy

  • Bones
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    The Janeway is awash in excess millions they dont know what to do with that they heve recieved from previous years telethons. Have a telethon to help seniors the people Danny Williams seems to have forgotten. How about beter quality care in Nursing Homes? The Janeway has equipment they hardly ever use. Lets have a public disclosure of the Janeways finances. They do great work but enough is enough with the fund raising. Danny will have to straighten them out too. Hes my hero and I love him. The Williams Family Trust Fund can help the Janeway.

  • Marilyn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    A note to Bones, James and Driver: You all write with passion and I believe you mean well. However, I wonder what would happen if, instead of criticizing the good others do, you followed Rachel's lead and started your own fundraising project for a cause you are passionate about? With the right heart and the right actions, I have enough faith in humanity to believe that others would support you too!

  • Joan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Great job there, your heart is certainly in the right place and no doubt with the support of your family. Keep up the good work and I hope that your story will encourage others as to how important all money is that is raised by the Janeway...
    Cheers

  • Miriam
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Rachel and her sister, Julianne, while they visited Walt Disney World in April. They are both wonderful little girls who make me proud to say, I am a Newfoudlander!

  • San
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Thank you Rachel, I have one of your puppy dog faces on my filing cabinet at work, and it puts a smile on my face every time I see it.
    Great work.

  • Dionne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Rachel you are a true little angel. It is through her precious work that other children and their families will benefit. Thank you for reaching out your heart towards children in need and to the hospital that does its very best to care for these children. We are very proud of you ! Your story of Rachel's special project has made it through the walls of the hospital where I work. When I tell your story of hope and dedication it lifts our spirits and reminds us all of what is really important in our lives...to care for others, to be supportive of one another and to do our part to make this world a better place.

  • Gladys
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Whow!! What a great way to start the day with a positive news story. Thank you Rachel for demonstarting how much a 5 year old with beads and a beautiful smile can contribute. I must commend her family and supporters in the kitchen for supporting such a worthwhile project. Finally thank you to reporter Alisha Morrissey & The telegram for publishing inspiration and good news , ways we can make a positive difference in the world

  • Suzanne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Rachel I am so very proud of you. Just to know that you had your picture on the front page of the telegram not once but twice puts the joy in my heart along with the rest of my family.What a great idea you came up with Rachel.I know you had a lot of help but Rachel the spotlight is on you because you are the one who started it all. I hope you enjoyed the little card I sent you Hugs and kisses to you and Julianne.I love you both and I'll be watching for you on the Janeway Telethon.

  • teamplayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Bones, I have to say that I often read your posts, particularly throughout the nurses strike talks, and usually find them right on the money. However, yourself and James have picked the wrong forum to discuss such issues on this occassion. This article is about an inspiring little girl who is doing something truly great, not about the political and financial workings of the Janeway. Can you imagine how this five year old feel if she attempted to read all the nice things people have said about her endeavours only to run into negativity and the insinuation that her efforts are a waste of time. Post a little more responsibly please, the world is not all doom and gloom despite popular belief!!

  • LA
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    I think this little girl has an amazing outlook on life, and obviously cares a tremendous amount for other people around her. Her family must be extremely proud, and supportive of her, because I'm sure they have spent countless hours helping her with this project as well. Kudos to the whole family.

    As for people saying the money should go elsewhere...why do there always have to be people that take a beautiful story of a little girl trying to help the world and say she should be doing something else with the money. I ask what are you doing? I'm sure you're not going to the extent that this little girl has to help anyone, not many have, which is why the story is about her. Always something negative to say from someone. Maybe you need a magnet to put a smile on your face too.

  • Charlene
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    What an amazing little girl!!! I will be at Costco Saturday morning to get one of your magnets and make a donation.!! And if you make your Christmas ornaments I would love to know how to get those too! You did a GREAT Job! !!!
    As for the remarks about the Janeway having enough money, and where is the money going.. the story was about a little girl wanting to help other children. Why must some people always look so negatively at everything?.... Who cares how much money the Janeway has, or how much is spent on catering???.. It's a persons choice whether they give to the Janeway or not. And most people choose to give! It has nothing to do with government or politics.... what sad little lives some people lead.....

  • Lorraine
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    Way to go Racheal! !
    I know your family and I know they are so proud of you. You were a trooper when you first started and presented yourself to our bowling league. Whoever thought one little girl could make such a BIG difference. Some of us adults could take an example from you especially Bones. Keep up the good work and God Bless you . Carson and Lorraine

  • florence
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Sounds like an amazing caring girl.

  • Suzette
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    This story put a very large smile on little Rachel's face this morning. She floated to the school bus with her newspaper article in hand to show to her school friends at Beachy Cove Elementary who have been a huge support!

    A special thanks to Rachel's sister Julianne, friend Sarah Sparkes and cousin Melody for all their help on the production line in our kitchen!

  • Coda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    I do donate every year to the Janeway, but I don't go out of my way to enlist the support of the public in my cause.
    I'm totally amaze at this child's perspection of the needs of another child. She certainly puts me to shame.

    Rachel, you are amazing and special, so hats off to you. and thanxs to the telegram for getting Rachel to remind me of priorites!

    Mr. & Ms. Moss & family, great job to you guys for encouraging and supporting her in this worthwhile project.

  • Annette
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    What an outstanding little girl. Her mother must be so proud of her. It is so nice to see childern helping childern. Some adults could take leasons from her. She will have a good furture in business. Thank you for all her efforts to help others.

  • Poppy
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Rachel, we are all so very proud of you and I am proud to have been able to help in your sales. I will also help with the sale of your Christmas ornaments if you decide to make them too.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to see you on the Telethon but I'm sure someone will record it for me to see later.

    Love to all.

  • James
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    Have to agree with you bones. I'm skeptical as to where this money goes and if in fact the purchases from it go to equipment that should come in under the health budget (now that we are drowing in oil revenue). I'd like to see it go to the Children's Wish Foundation, accommadations / expenses for families that have to come in from away for extended periods of time / a better education schooling program for Kid's in for long periods of time. I'd love to see where it's all going.

  • T
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    First I would like to commend this outstanding 5 year old for her efforts and kindness. Reading a story like this truly reminds me that the world is full of caring people, who are selfless. We could all learn something from Rachel. Rachel you should be very proud of the person you are and I am sure the Janeway will dearly appreciate your kindness. And for the children of the Janeway receiving care, your kindness gives them hope.

  • Cynthia
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    This is about a little girl who knows nothing about the politics of health care and nor should she. This is about a kind little heart, who made a little pledge to help other children, and stuck to a committment that most of us adults would have tired of 1000 magnets ago. This is not the forum for negative comments. Make your donation to Rachel's amazing project and take your other concerns up with the government. WAY TO GO RACHEL!!

  • Driver
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Im with Bones on this one. If people only knew the amount spent on administration for this telethon. I would like to see the catering bill alone. Of course, if it involves children or cancer,it's a big money draw. People seem to forget about seniors and disenfranchised adults. Hats off to the little girl,don't mean to rain on her parade. Put it this way,if there was NO Janeway Telethon,could the healthcare system possibly be worse than what it is presently? Doubtful.

  • Melody
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    WAY TO GO RACHEL! we are so proud of you! I think it is great that you have such kindness in your heart to help other people in need. It's amazing that a 5 year old can be so selfless. And i think we could all learn a lot from rachel's example keep up the great work:)

  • Poppy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Hi Rachel, Congratulations!

    I spoke to a group of adults last night and saw tears of joy in their eyes when I mentioned your Janeway project. They also put money in your Janeway jar. I know at your age the concept of money is far from you. I know your heart is with the boys and girls at the hospital. You have inspired people accross the nation, and you just got started.

    I have seen your hand written thank you notes to people who helped you earn so much personal growth from this wonderful project. May I suggest you forgive the ones who missed the joy of the moment. They know not what they do. As you grow in wisdom you will learn to sort the good beads from the bad.

    Say, honey, have fun at the Telethon.
    Keep up the good work.

    Love,
    Poppy

  • Bones
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    The Janeway is awash in excess millions they dont know what to do with that they heve recieved from previous years telethons. Have a telethon to help seniors the people Danny Williams seems to have forgotten. How about beter quality care in Nursing Homes? The Janeway has equipment they hardly ever use. Lets have a public disclosure of the Janeways finances. They do great work but enough is enough with the fund raising. Danny will have to straighten them out too. Hes my hero and I love him. The Williams Family Trust Fund can help the Janeway.

  • Marilyn
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    A note to Bones, James and Driver: You all write with passion and I believe you mean well. However, I wonder what would happen if, instead of criticizing the good others do, you followed Rachel's lead and started your own fundraising project for a cause you are passionate about? With the right heart and the right actions, I have enough faith in humanity to believe that others would support you too!

  • Joan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Great job there, your heart is certainly in the right place and no doubt with the support of your family. Keep up the good work and I hope that your story will encourage others as to how important all money is that is raised by the Janeway...
    Cheers

  • Miriam
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Rachel and her sister, Julianne, while they visited Walt Disney World in April. They are both wonderful little girls who make me proud to say, I am a Newfoudlander!

  • San
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Thank you Rachel, I have one of your puppy dog faces on my filing cabinet at work, and it puts a smile on my face every time I see it.
    Great work.

  • Dionne
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Rachel you are a true little angel. It is through her precious work that other children and their families will benefit. Thank you for reaching out your heart towards children in need and to the hospital that does its very best to care for these children. We are very proud of you ! Your story of Rachel's special project has made it through the walls of the hospital where I work. When I tell your story of hope and dedication it lifts our spirits and reminds us all of what is really important in our lives...to care for others, to be supportive of one another and to do our part to make this world a better place.

  • Gladys
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Whow!! What a great way to start the day with a positive news story. Thank you Rachel for demonstarting how much a 5 year old with beads and a beautiful smile can contribute. I must commend her family and supporters in the kitchen for supporting such a worthwhile project. Finally thank you to reporter Alisha Morrissey & The telegram for publishing inspiration and good news , ways we can make a positive difference in the world

  • Suzanne
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Rachel I am so very proud of you. Just to know that you had your picture on the front page of the telegram not once but twice puts the joy in my heart along with the rest of my family.What a great idea you came up with Rachel.I know you had a lot of help but Rachel the spotlight is on you because you are the one who started it all. I hope you enjoyed the little card I sent you Hugs and kisses to you and Julianne.I love you both and I'll be watching for you on the Janeway Telethon.

  • teamplayer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Bones, I have to say that I often read your posts, particularly throughout the nurses strike talks, and usually find them right on the money. However, yourself and James have picked the wrong forum to discuss such issues on this occassion. This article is about an inspiring little girl who is doing something truly great, not about the political and financial workings of the Janeway. Can you imagine how this five year old feel if she attempted to read all the nice things people have said about her endeavours only to run into negativity and the insinuation that her efforts are a waste of time. Post a little more responsibly please, the world is not all doom and gloom despite popular belief!!