Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Early Christmas for HIV Children in Bahia...
Early this month(June) a very dearly friend of mine has decided to visit Salvador again and this friend is simply "Kenneth Still" who i call simply "Kenny" for all of you who don´t know Kenneth Still...he´s a bussiness partner of another dearly friend of mine called Lawrence Pickney(a licensed real estate broker in NYC) who put together with Kenneth the "Bahian Heat Festival" ( http://www.bahianheat.com/ ) during our Bahian Gay Pride last year. In additional, Kenneth is a director and choreographer. Mr. Still has worked with Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton, Joe, Sting, The Rolling Stones, Will Smith, Vanessa Williams, C & C Music Factory, Martha Wash, & more. The former dancer has appeared on top rated television shows such as: Oprah, The Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, BET, Saturday Night Live Disney and the Soul Train Awards. As a teacher, Mr. Still has taught dance all over the United States and abroad including Africa, London, Japan & Italy, bringing what he calls the New York Style to the international scene. But all these things that he has done and all the celebrities that he has met and has worked with...haven´t changed the inner and beautiful person inside of him: last year after the "Bahian Heat Festival", Kenny..Lawrence...me and another friend of us went out to buy some food with money collected from the "Bahian Heat Group". So, we went to the "African Marketing" and we´ve bought food enough to keep the "CAASA" refrigerator full for awhile. This year Kenny has visited Salvador again, just like I´ve mentioned before, and few days before he leaves he´s called me up surprisingly and he´s told me that there were some gifts for the "HIV Children of CAASA foundation" and I was so happy to see that he hasn´t forgotten about those children and when Kenny has left, he has left with me all the gifts to be deliveried to the children which I´ve done enourmesly pleased. When I´ve got at "CAASA" with all the toys I´ve felt being "Santa Claus" myself and the children were so happy about that and they were inviting me over to play with them for awhile which I´ve done happily. They were calling "Uncle" and it has made me very happy as i could see all of them as my "nephews", it was a very special moment for me and I couldn´t anything else but taking a chance to thank my friend Kenny for this lovely and beautiful experience in my life and in the names of those lovely little angels of "CAASA" to say thank you very much. I´m sure you know how rewarding is seeing those smile upon those children face. Thank you my friend...Sincerely, Fernando Bingre.
PS: Whoever is visiting Salvador and would like to make a food donation, clothes donation, toys donation or simply visiting the place and bringing some good energy with warm hugs to "CAASA Children" please feel free to get in touch with me and I´ll be happy to bring there !!!!