Canku Ota

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


May 5, 2001 - Issue 35



The Gifts


by Vicki and Rose


Photos of Rodney Grant "playing" Santa for Bobby courtesy Rose


Now and again, our lives are touched by special people. People who make a difference in ours, or someone else's lives. Rodney Grant is one of those people. His generous contributions to those in need are an inspiration. Pidamaya yedo, Rodney!!

Bobby Camarillo:
For those in the past who have participated in the fundraiser's on Rodney's site, we extend our gratitude in helping us raise funds in particular through National Transplant Association Fund in the past for Bobby Camarillo (An ailing young man awaiting a double lung transplant!) We have always held successful raffles due to the outpouring of support from our list members of this site and from fans/visitors who visit as well.

Have you ever had trouble breathing? If so, you will know how Bobby feels...24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When Bobby was 3 he had a reaction to medication. That left him with lung damage. Just when life should have been beginning it was put on hold. Now every moment of every day he waits for a donor, whose lungs will save his life. For the last ten months he has been on oxygen 24 hours a day, unable to go to school, or do anything that a normal young boy can do.

As a resident of Madera, California he has been accepted as a candidate for a double lung transplant at LA Children's Hospital in L.A. California. Now money needs to be raised for extensive surgery care and life sustaining medication. That's where we need your help. We have set up a tax-deductible fund for Bobby and his family to help meet these expenses. Please help us today by becoming a contributor to Bobby's fund. your financial gifts as well as your prayers will be greatly appreciated. The fund is administered by the National transplant assistance fund.(1-800-642-8399)a 501 (C) 3 non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to providing assistance tot he transplant community and to promote donor awareness.

To learn more about Bobby visit his site:

Bobby Camarillo
To view the choker, visit:

Bobby's Choker

Please make your checks/money orders payable to:
P.O. Box 258
Bryn. Mawr, PA 19010
Please write Bobby's full name on the bottom of the check!

Daywatch: Jade Mesa-Grant:
We will be holding a fundraiser for the next couple months by raffling the above doll in memory of Jade Mesa-Grant who was a Fancy Shawl Dancer. Funds are being raised for Daywatch Inc, in her name. A couple of years ago Jade was involved in a special project along with some of her High School classmates in creating a mural for the center. Daywatch Inc. is a homeless shelter that is open during the day for the homeless and is in need of funds to continue to keep their doors open. The director of Daywatch Inc. has informed me that the shelter should have a web-site within the next few months and in the meanwhile anyone can e-mail him for information on the shelter. For information regarding the raffle. Read on:

Tickets are $5 a chance. Send in a cash, check or money and indicate it is in Jade Mesa's memory for Daywatch:

At this time we ask for those paying by check/ money order to make check payable to Daywatch Inc. As checks come in, your names will be included in the section below by the raffle number and you will be notified of your number. Thanks so much for your cooperation and assistance with this fundraiser.

Please mail to:
Official Rodney Grant Web-Site
PO Box 2047
Brentwood, NY 11717

or visit the site at:

Fancy Shawl Dancer Raffle

If you have any questions e-mail
Hold on to your cancelled check for tax deduction purposes!

Rodney supports many other visit his site, and for a list of the many organizations:

Rodney Grant




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