One contest winner, a young woman named Debbie, changed VOBOC forever. She’d won tickets to attend a figure skating competition. She was extremely grateful, as she was able to take along her youngest son to share in the experience, which was once her passion.

Debbie was curious about how VOBOC could afford to give away all these expensive prizes.

“You must need money or help – I can help.” she said. She told Doreen that she was a painter and that she reproduced some of her paintings to make note cards. She generously offered to let us use one of her paintings to make cards that we could then sell to raise more funds to help more patients. It was a great idea!