Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Heartfelt Tour... for Free*

“I am glad you are helps me realize how beautiful the world is.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~

A Heartfelt Tour … for Free*

*I won’t be in St. Louis to enjoy the fabulous home tour…

but I have left one ticket at the ticket booth in my name to help Jeremy with his hospital expenses.

This ticket is free to the first person to claim it...Terri Symington

(Pam Nangle of St. Louis is the Recipient of the ticket. I look forward to hearing from her a review of her experience and hopefully some photos which I will then post!)

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Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children and provide all attendees with admission to the West and/or Central Tour, refreshments served throughout the day and furniture raffles at each home. All proceeds benefit a six-year-old heart patient, Jeremy Courtois, through SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. To purchase tickets, contact Ally Favre at 314-542-0178 ext. 30 or at

Tour a diverse selection of luxurious, million-dollar homes throughout West and Central St. Louis County. Marvel at the finest craftsmanship and lavish details featured in each stunning home open for public viewing on this day; tour at your own pace. Representatives will be available to enlighten you about the homes’ remarkable features. You may begin your tour at any location and view homes at your leisure throughout the day.

Party at the Castle!

When: Saturday, June 6, 2009 – 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 19203 Brookhollow Drive, Glencoe, MO 63038
Cost: Small donation to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
(Complimentary entry for Luxury Homes Tour guests)

Join SLHL at the Castle! Enjoy live music, interactive games and delicious food provided by Wildflower. Please RSVP by Friday, June 5, 2009 to Ally Favre at 314-542-0178 x30.

A Heartfelt Celebration

“We miss you, Jeremy!” exclaimed the kindergarten class at Hancock Elementary School in Lemay, as they celebrated a virtual birthday with their classmate, Jeremy Courtois. Thanks to videoconferencing technology, Jeremy shared his sixth birthday with friends and teachers through a live TV screen on November 14.

Jeremy is recovering at home after his fourth open-heart surgery, performed on October 29 by cardiothoracic surgeon Andrew Fiore, M.D., at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

Jeremy’s videoconference birthday party was made possible by the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, a local nonprofit educational agency that provides technology and equipment to schools in need.

“We are all so excited about being able to do this for Jeremy,” said Katie Wilber, his teacher. “My students write in their journals about him every day and ask about him all the time.”

“How are you feeling, Jeremy?” the class asked in unison.

“Better. My heart’s fixed,” said Jeremy, smiling.

The Caring School Community program also helped connect Jeremy with his classmates. CSC is a nationally

recognized elementary school program that focuses on building a classroom and student community.

“This program makes everyone feel involved at school,” said Assistant Principal Mike Dittrich. “Today we want Jeremy to know that he is part of this class.”

“He’s my best friend,” said Meho Zukic, age 5. “When he comes back, I’m going to hug him!”

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