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    Send Your Business Cards to Las Vegas to Help a 10-Year Old Boy With Leukemia

    When I first heard about this, it sounded like some kind of Internet/E-mail hoax.

    But, when the Las Vegas media began covering it and Mayor Oscar Goodman paid Brandon a visit, it definitely became real.

    What a cool and very easy way for you to help with a young boy's recovery from leukemia.

    10-year-old's record is in cards

    Leukemia patient means business with collection

    By ANNETTE WELLS
    REVIEW-JOURNAL


    Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal

    There's an exotic pet keeper and a man who charges $50 to pick up dead cattle.

    Comb through Brandon Rayner's three-ring binders, boxes and bags of business cards, and your fingers will also skid across those from law enforcement officers, doctors, attorneys, public relations firms and real estate agents.

    "I have every Realtor you can think of,'' said the 10-year-old, who is collecting business cards in an effort to someday be included in Guinness World Records.

    Brandon figures he must log more than 150,000, but there's no real number on record for the feat.

    So far, he's collected and sorted through just over 14,000, with hundreds more piling in daily at Sunrise Children's Hospital, where Brandon is undergoing care for leukemia.

    Since arriving at the hospital a month ago, Brandon has collected about 10,000 cards.

    Brandon's mission began about two years ago, just as his fascination with collecting miniature wrenches and keys started to fade.

    At the time, Brandon says, he was attracted to the different colors and designs of business cards.

    Today, though, his fancy is more than just about getting his name in the great book of records. Brandon's card collecting is providing him with a coping mechanism, said Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, a Las Vegas pediatric hematology oncologist.

    Brandon's future consists of a bone marrow transplant and several more rounds of chemotherapy.

    Although hospital staff considers him quite the bubbly and bright kid, having an acute illness can bring some emotional distress to a child, Bernstein said.

    "Something like this helps them greatly,'' he said. "Every day, he receives cards and they brighten his day. It's been very nice to see him cope with his illness. Except for about 15 minutes, his spirits have always been high.''
    Full story: http://www.lvrj.com/news/23427589.html

    If you'd like to help Brandon go for the world's record, send your business card to:
    Brandon Rayner
    Sunrise Children's Hospital
    Attention: Pediatric Oncology
    3186 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas NV 89109
    For those of you with connections, I bet Brandon would really enjoy getting some Disney business cards. I've heard MiceChat business cards are pretty cool too.

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    Re: Send Your Business Cards to Las Vegas to Help a 10-Year Old Boy With Leukemia

    That's very cool. I'll drop one of mine & my husband's in the mail today

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    Re: Send Your Business Cards to Las Vegas to Help a 10-Year Old Boy With Leukemia

    I've never had a business card of my own.

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    Re: Send Your Business Cards to Las Vegas to Help a 10-Year Old Boy With Leukemia

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    I've never had a business card of my own.
    You can always create one if you have a computer and a printer.

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    Re: Send Your Business Cards to Las Vegas to Help a 10-Year Old Boy With Leukemia

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    I've never had a business card of my own.
    There are worse things in life.

    Like having leukemia.

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