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That being said since my mother passed away my wife and I have become a silent partner with this program and given that we are very comfortable financially we take responsibility for an entire family and we cover all the expenses for everything. (Please do not construe this as bragging I did this as a memorial to my amazing mother I miss everyday).
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I'm glad you donated everything and I hope you consider finding a more reputable program so you can continue doing this awesome deed. If you put the same amount of money into a program like that you could help an awful lot of families.
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