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Old 06-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been meaning to make a post since I received the gift a few days ago, but there's a thing called life.

I finally get a chance to express a sincere Thank You. I am a new member and feel awful that I haven't been contributing as much as I'd like to, but I always enjoy visiting the forum when I get a little time to myself.

The package was delivered on Saturday, I wasn't expecting anything besides those pesky bills to arrive. I was honestly a bit confused. Reading the topics in the forum I got mixed up and thought that the prize had already been awarded, so this came as even more of a pleasant shock. I open the package and inside I find two beautiful watches: an Invicta Model #5773 and an Android Phantom Swiss 5.
I am fairly new to Android watches, and believe it or not this will be the first Invicta timepiece I own.

Now, to the fun. Part of the reason I haven't posted this sooner was that I enrolled myself in a program to help current struggling high school students and previous drop-outs make their transition to college or any other vocational/trade school. Without this program, they simply won't have the resources or support to make it on their own. The last thing we need is another statistic joining a gang or becoming a burden to society. Its a shame that the schools aren't doing enough to bring out the full potential out of these bright young minds. The ones I have spoken to had no intentions of continuing their educations or any other meaningful plans besides hanging out around the neighborhood. Some of them were forced into the program (they will be the toughest to work with) but the truly comforting thing is that there are equally as many who have voluntarily enrolled. I made a promise to myself not to let any of them down. For most of them, this is the last chance at a better life. Many of them come from bad families or non at all and have faced tremendous obstacles in their short lives. Some of my responsibility is to mentor them and act as a motivational figure. The hope is that if they see somebody who is voluntarily helping them to overcome their problems, maybe they'll realize that people do care about them.

Anyway, look out for the watches in the trade/for sale section soon. I kid, I kid.

I love the watches, but in the name of the same benevolence that earned me them and to honor the secret angel's generosity, I have decided that I will gift them to the two students that make the biggest transformation this summer.

Once again, a huge thanks go out to the secret angel and everyone else who makes this great giveaway possible.

P.S. I'm having trouble attaching a photo file. Its under 5mb, can anybody give some advice? Maybe I'll try later..
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats sir. And kudos to you for all the work you are doing for todays youths, the world needs more people like you. Awesome decision to gift these watches to deserving students.
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Very cool story dude, I hope the students enjoy the watches as much as we all do!!
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Looks like the Secret Angel picked the right person! Congrats again and thank you for posting your story.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your selection as the winner of the Watch Freek Secret Angel! A true honor of generosity to have been bestowed with. As a former SA recipient I'll be forever humbled and grateful by the generosity of the WF SA program.

I'm glad to see your looking to provide guidance and direction for others as they transition through life in pursuit of education, vocation, tolerance and understanding. I wish you all the best as you focus your attention on others to help them find a purpose and direction in their life. Maybe just maybe one of your WF SA gifts that you will bestow on one of these individuals might just be the magic touch needed to turn their life around in a positive direction beneficial to society.


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Congrats on the winner, and a big kudos to you sir for still thinking of the kids you are trying to help.

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