But there’s a catch. You are given the million in the morning and all of it must be spent by that night. If this opportunity happened to me I know without a shadow of doubt I contact as many school as I could to find out how I could give a four-year scholarship to those individuals who were majoring in special education. Even if the student was a senior that year, I’d give a one year scholarship to that individual to pay for all of his or her expenses.
When I read the first prompt for the month of November for NaBloPoMo, I knew immediately what I’d want to do with it. It’s what I’m planning to do with my daughter’s memoir for all the profits I make on it going into a special scholarship foundation in my daughter’s name. I also plan to put a certain percentage of any profits I make with any of my fiction books as well. I want to honor my daughter by helping those individuals who have a heart to work with children who have autism to get the education they need to do just this.
Today, there simply aren’t enough of these gifted teachers out there to help children just like my daughter Mariana. Mari was blessed in all the teachers she ever head, and especially Julie Ahlbach. She had this teacher for three years from the time she turned five all the way up to when she almost turned 8. Julie had a beautiful gift and helped the children in her class so much. She loved what she did and you could see it in the care she took with each one of her students.
When Mari was in the hospital, she came up and sang songs to Mari. Just thinking back on it now brings tears to my eyes.
So, here’s my question for you: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?