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The power of a postcard

From time to time we get requests to help many different causes by spreading the word about them. While we would like to help them all, that is not always possible. However, today one of our members brought to our attention something particularly touching and we had to share it with you all.

Here's a text about it that explains it much better than we can:

"I am a fifth grade teacher in London, Ohio, and one of my most sincere and joyous students, Reagyn, has a brain tumor. It is now in stage three, and her family is being forced to move to Virginia for a few months so she can receive proton radiation from one of the best doctors in the country. Reagyn remains optimistic and spreads positive energy everywhere she goes. She helps others and puts everyone before herself. In fact, last week she headed a school wide campaign to start saving pop tabs so that Ronald McDonald would visit Children's Hospital in Columbus. Needless to say, there are a few thousand pop tabs already. Recently, we had a conversation about what she collects, and she said nothing, well except for SillyBandz; but what fifth grader doesn't? Then I asked her what she has always wanted to collect but never got the opportunity. She told me she wished she could receive "postcards from all over the world." Let's make this happen!

This is where my favor comes into play. We are asking anybody and everybody to send a little note of support and/or telling her something about your location on a POSTCARD. My entire class and our wonderful secretaries are helping Reagyn fulfill this dream. Please, please pass this email on to everyone you know. It would make a huge difference in Reagyn's life. She received her first postcard today from London, England!

She now has her own website at www.reagynsworld.weebly.com. Feel free to leave her a short blog of support on her website.

All postcards can be sent to London Elementary at:

Reagyn Semler
c/o London Elementary
380 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140
United States of America

Thank you for your support!
Chad Reeser
5th grade teacher
London Elementary School"

I don't think there's a better match than cards from Postcrossers for someone who wishes to receive postcards from all over the world! Grab a postcard and send her a bold Happy Postcrossing! Tell her about you location and make her smile! That's it! As simple as a postcard.

Note: We want to underline that this is a request for postcards only. Please do not send any money - only postcards are being asked for. They also request for postcards to not be on envelopes so that it's easier for Reagyn to go through all of them.


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112 comments so far

Rozlinda, Malaysia
I'll definitely send a postcard from Malaysia! Hope she likes it. =)
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NIDUSKA, Finland
I WILL SEND A POSTCARD,TOO
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timur_leng, Germany
This fantastic campaign MUST be supported! Card is written and ready to send :-)
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delenn_mir, Poland
Card to Reagyn is written already :)
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Norway_girl, Norway
will for sure send a postcard
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Peertje, Netherlands
Ofcourse I send one!
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matsretep, Netherlands
We will send a card from Holland
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redlynx, Russia
I hope she will like a card from Russia :)
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Willi, Germany
FANTASTIC IDEA ! My card is written and I will sent out on monday.
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PDQCampbell, United States of America
I'm always happy to get involved in opportuities like this. I'm sending a card today!
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Maaike87, Netherlands
I'm writing a card for her just now!
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Stephany, Netherlands
And another one from Holland is on his way. Great idea from a great teacher.
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anagahan, Macedonia
Ill send her a card too! thanks for bringing this up!
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zhaoqianying, China
My postcard is ready.:)
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Susvet, Belarus
Postcard for it is already written. Tell everyone about this wonderful girl. I hope she will like postcards.
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9teen87, United States of America
mine is going out today.
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abookaday, United States of America
It's in the mail now
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Pebbles84, Netherlands
I'm going to send one too :)
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CaramelPorcupine, United Kingdom
Fantastic. I will make a post about this on my own blog, as well. :)
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Olechka13, Russia
I'll send a postcard from Novosibirsk :)
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ASALIM, Brazil
There's no need to ask it twice...I'm picking a card for Reagyn right now. And I must say... Don't you agree that teachers can make it happen? Ms. Reeser you make me proud of being a teacher!
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SolitariaVita, Russia
I'll send a postcard..)
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moonlessnite, Canada
You are most definatley correct about the effect of a surprise and positive message...double goes if it is on a postcard...something magical...and this is a misty, magicla time of year (nearly Halloween)...so come on gang lets sock it to Reagyn with loving, positive postcard magic.
TAM
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pinattina, Turkey
A postcard from Turkey will start travelling shortly :)
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fire_maggie, United States of America
My card goes in the mail today. I hope she likes it!
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grayowl, Canada
Sending one off today
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CvtV, Netherlands
What a lovely idea! I will also send a card, from the Netherlands.
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KanneKerstin, Germany
I will send her one too! I picked a fairy tale theme:
Little Red Riding Hood. I hope she will like it!! Poor Girl.
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janitalima, Portugal
Me and my class wil send her a lot of beautiful postcards from Portugal...

Hope she'll enjoy them...
Cheers
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Felice1959, United States of America
Postcard from Chicago for sure!
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phuleshouse, Canada
I will send her one with my support
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nelinha, Portugal
And a card from Portugal will be on its way!
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Mama-Bear, United States of America
This girl is going to be smiling from ear to ear! Nothing like a good old fashioned card shower!
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ericdeng, Taiwan
OOPS! I will send one, too.
(Taiwan!)
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PA9, Germany
Send a postcard, too!
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Sundreamer, Lithuania
A posctard from Lithuania tomorrow is flying to Reagyn! What a wonderful project!
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rach2705, United Kingdom
We've written one too. Great idea
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BubbleGum, Slovenia
Postcard from Slovenia comming on it's way! :)
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Thanks for letting us know about this, of course I'll send a postcard :-D
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Norfolkadam, United Kingdom
Aw super, I'll send my favourite postcard of London, UK that I've been saving for a special occasion.
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LoZsjako, Netherlands
I have posted a card it is on its way.
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anitawang, Taiwan
My postcard is on its way:)
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moonchild13, Germany
Such a great idea! My postcard is on its way...
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Corydoras, Austria
a postcard from Austria from a fellow teacher is on the way :)
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gabis, Germany
Thanks for sharing it! My card is written and will go out tomorrow morning.
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FemkeDorien, Netherlands
send
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Gillipeg, United Kingdom
A postcard from England will be on its way tomorrow
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mowalker, United States of America
card from st louis will be mailed on Monday
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Paolin, Ecuador
A postcard from Ecuador will be on its way tomorrow :)
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DIM1, Russia
Great idea! Reagyn will have a lot of friends from all around the world! My card from the Far East of Russia starts on a journey.
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Amovitam, United States of America
The postcard is written and stamped. I hope Reagyn will like it!
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phisseraph, Taiwan
My postcard with Taiwanese greetings has been on its way!
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DianaWood, United States of America
I am a Special Education Teacher's assistant. This is exactly why this is my profession. A card from California is on it's way. Thank you Paolo, for passing this on.
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palespectre, Philippines
will send her a postcard from the Philippines! :)
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mooseonthetable, United Kingdom
One more from the UK on it's way :)
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Fernando_and_Susana, Portugal
One more from Portugal on it's way :)
A big smile to you!
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Annabella13, Finland
Postcard from Finland is coming :)
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honeybee, Austria
Another postcard from Austria will be sent :)
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scrutiny, Hong Kong
Count Hong Kong in, too :) Thanks for posting this! :)
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
my card in on its way to share power and hope!
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glaesmann, Germany
Done :o)
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13_february, Russia
I sent. =)
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NJW, United Kingdom
One from me too :)
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hakolb, United States of America
I'm in the USA but I will still send to her, and also share this on my blog!
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Twanda, United States of America
Our thoughts and prayers are for you, Reagyn. We would be honored to send you a postcard, and wish you and your family all the best. Stay strong dear. Sincerely, Twanda (Florida)
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decowoman, Germany
a card from germany on its way....
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rousita, Mexico
I confirm once again why I love Postcrossing and the spirit all postcrossers share... It's not only about writing something on a card, it's about connecting as human beings and what a wonderful opportunity to send good energy to Reagyn. I love this, thank you Paolo for sharing this and a card from Mexico is on its way!! Big hug to all the postcrossing family!
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jkbear, Hong Kong
another postcard from Hong Kong is on its way:D
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ina_d, Romania
a postcard from Romania it's on its way. best wishes!
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sassefrass, Netherlands
Just wrote the card and it's going to be send tomorrow!
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juytters2, Belgium
I have just written my card and it will leave tomorrow!
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Kattys, Czech Republic
A postcard from Czech Republic too...
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scrapbookartist, Canada
Sending a postcard or two from Canada.
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yourfriendmary, United States of America
Yes, one or more are on their way from Wisconsin!
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rocknbead, Israel
Sending a card from Colorado!
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Em_Becs, New Zealand
Will be in the mail first thing 2moro for Reagyn from New Zealand :-)
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Dagnefur, France
I've sent one from St-Petersburg, Russia. Best wishes to Reagyn!
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Hotaru, Denmark
one from Italy on the way to UK^^
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Hotaru, Denmark
sorry, I meant US!!
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libra25, Taiwan
Postcard from Taiwan is coming :)
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Oi, Netherlands
This is also very sad:

http://www.postpals.co.uk/

But a great project! These children all have a very serious illness and most of them will die sooner than their parents want :(
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Spanishliz, Canada
Card from Canada ready to post to Reagyn.
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joanb24, Canada
An "Anne of Green Gables" postcard was sent to Reagyn on October 20, 2010. I hope she enjoys receiving it.
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sherri57jones, United States of America
One from IDAHO is on the way....God Bless Reagyn! :)
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kleinemoek, Netherlands
I hope my Ladybug card will be there soon.
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JulieMary, Canada
A Venezuelan postcard is on its way. :D
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Taruza, Finland
Another card from Finland will be mailed on Monday! :)
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ipuenktchen, Iran
I saw this posting today and my card is written!
and the posting is forwarded to some others.
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CamJP, Australia
One on its way from Australia! Good luck and thanks for the blog post! :)
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Nata_Oleg, Ukraine
I send card from Ukraine
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ivana26, Czech Republic
I send card from Czech Republic
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SonjaIceland, Germany
A card from Iceland is on the way!
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Briarcliff, United States of America
A postcard of Washington's Mt.St.Helens volcano will be in the mail tomorrow.
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melaniaf, United States of America
a postcard from Pennsylvania is on its way!
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katilaik, Estonia
A card from Tartu, Estonia is on the way!
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estromberg, United States of America
A special Halloween postcard on the way :)

PS- That's Betty Grable. She was a huge movie star in the 1940's.

Stay Sweet, E
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nunnubella, Estonia
A postcard from Tallinn, Estonia, is on the way!
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saffron55, Canada
a card from Canada is ready to be mailed..
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SimplyMe, Singapore
sent one from singapore. :)
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Tiiayaah, Brazil
My card is on the way, I'm sending from Brazil
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Seou, United Kingdom
One on its way from England ! =D
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Maismatilda, Canada
my card soon coming from Finland!! thinking of Reagyn...
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SarahF, Germany
First thing tomorrow is heading downtown and picking a postcard that will soon be on it's mission to send a smile from Germany. :)
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janabell, Canada
I am happy to send Reagyn a postcard - thanks for asking :-)
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cvankreel, Greece
A card full of sunshine is coming from Greece!
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kbrinu, Brazil
A postcard from Brazil is coming soon xD
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letterparade, United States of America
I've got one showing world renowned landmarks in Southern California in fun illustration, I hope she'll like this!
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Crizle, Australia
Posting today. A wonderful idea. I am a cancer survivor and the almost 200 pink cards postcrossers sent when I was ill bought many many smiles and alot of hope. Get well soon Reagyn.
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Boerdefloh, Germany
Post card from germany is coming. Best wishes to you, for this wonderful idea!
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TotallyClone, Canada
This is amazing I'm going to send one! :D
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shiauchin, Malaysia
I'll send you a postcard too. Get well soon.
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icdamoon, United States of America
I work in an Elementary School in NM and we will be sending her a post card from each 5th grade student in one of our classes. It is a great classroom project!
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