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Jean Robb

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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make-A-Wish..... We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Hi Jean Robb here. "Make A Wish" is such a blessing to so many kids that have walked a long hard road. Some of them to recovery, some of them have now passed away. This is the time of year we all want to make the dreams come true for the people we love. Please consider making a dream come true for someone brave, that needs to feel loved.  

Macy's Believe holiday campaign goal is to raise $1 million for wishes for third-consecutive year.
A Message from the President of " Make A Wish". 
Welcome to, the online home of the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. From our humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to be a police officer, we’ve evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes."

Our Mission
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Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.
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Christopher, age 7, smiling in
his official police uniform.
All his life, Christopher James Greicius dreamed of becoming a police officer. But he couldn't know that his wish would be the inspiration for the largest wish-granting organization in the world.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® traces its beginning to one boy’s wish. In 1980, 7-year-old Chris Greicius was being treated for leukemia. Every day, he dreamed of becoming a police officer.
U.S. Customs Officer Tommy Austin had befriended Chris and his mother, Linda Bergendahl-Pauling. He also promised Chris a ride in a police helicopter. When Chris’ health worsened, Austin contacted Ron Cox, an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer, and planned a day that would lift Chris’ spirits.
On April 29, 1980, Austin and a caring group of DPS personnel started Chris’ day with a tour of the city in a department helicopter, which also flew him to headquarters. Three cruisers and a motorcycle officer greeted him before his meeting with the DPS command staff. There, Chris was sworn in as the first honorary DPS patrolman in state history.
But his experience didn’t stop there. Cox contacted John’s Uniforms, which agreed to make a custom-tailored DPS uniform for Chris. The store owner and two seamstresses worked through the night to finish it. The officers presented the official uniform to Chris on May 1 and arranged a motorcycle proficiency test so he could earn wings to pin on his uniform. Needless to say, Chris passed the test with flying colors on his battery-operated motorcycle.

On May 2, Chris was back in the hospital. He asked to arrange the room so he could always see his uniform, his motorcycle helmet and his “Smokey Bear”-style campaign hat. DPS motor officer Frank Shankwitz presented Chris with his motorcycle wings. He accepted them with a smile that lit up the room.

The following day, Chris passed away, but not before seeing his dream come true and experiencing the hope, strength and joy that came from receiving his wish.
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Blaise has far more challenges in her life than most kids her age. She lives with a condition that affects her growth and mobility, making it nearly impossible for her to enjoy activities that healthy children do every day. And she misses her cousins and grandparents, who live on the other side of the country from her home in Arizona.When the Make-A-Wish Foundation® offered to make Blaise’s wish come true, she asked to go to Nashville where she could see all her favorite family members.“Blaise's wish was simple – to fly on an airplane and visit her cousins,” says her mother, Lisa. Blaise’s family – including her two brothers – flew to Nashville, where she was delighted to see her grandfather and cousins. Together, they visited sites such as the Adventure Science Center and the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.“Everyone involved, especially Toby Schultz, our coordinator, made us feel special from start to finish,” Lisa says. “They even picked up a few friends for us along the way who were touched by Blaise's story and wanted to help out!”
Their trip to Nashville gave Blaise and her family a chance to simply enjoy being together – they could put her fragile medical condition aside and spend time being like any other family visiting relatives and checking out Nashville’s most iconic landmarks.“My daughter and her brother have suffered a lot of trauma and sadness ... thank you for giving us a happy vacation from it all!”

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Referring a child
Referring a child for a wish is one of the most important parts of helping the Foundation
accomplish its mission. The road to a joyful wish experience starts when a caring person 
refers a child to the Foundation. Learn about who is eligible and how we accept referrals 
so you can help us share the power of a wish®.
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Who is eligible?
We grant the wishes of medically eligible children 
who have reached the age of 2½ and are
under the age of 18.

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Who can refer a child?
         – Medical Professional
         – Parent/Legal Guardian
         – The Potential Wish Child

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What can a child wish for?
Most wish requests fall into four major 
categories; I wish to be, I wish to go, 
I wish to have, and I wish to meet.

How can I refer a child?
To learn more about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its 
territories, you may use our online inquiry form or contact your local chapter.

If you would like to learn more about referring a child residing outside the 
United States, please contact Make-A-Wish Foundation® International.

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