A Retired Nurse and a Work of Heart

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This retired nurse with a big heart wowed her central Iowa community with very generous gifts disbursed to many area organizations. She left a gift of $130,165 to a local school district which was only a small portion of her wealth.  She additionally, left substantial funds to a local Fire Department, a Senior Citizen Center and a local college .  Her gifts were a true work of “heart” for her community.

The Value of Education

‘She felt that if you were well-educated, you could do anything’

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A little technical college in Milwaukee received a surprising gift a few years ago thatMarian Drake Breskar (2) has been assisting students with the cost of schooling ever since. And to think, all of this from a little old lady who took some sewing and painting classes at the college after her retirement.  Another Surprise Millionaire has left their legacy and made their mark on the local community!

A Heartwarming Story

“I love to look at their expressions when I rock them”

No Silver Spoons Here! (1)

Eighty-one year old Alabama resident, Louis Mapp, spends his days in a way that is probably different from many of his peers.  USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Mobile is very fortunate to have Mr. Mapp as a dedicated volunteer in the NICU unit rocking, feeding and caring for premature babies who can’t always have their parents with them.  The Hospital has another reason for being grateful  to Mr. Mapp and his wife Melinda as well.  Namely the $1 million donation they gave to the NICU unit to assist with its ongoing operation.

 

Crime Doesn’t Pay!

No Silver Spoons Here!

It looks like we have another controversy involving the last will and testament of an elderly Surprise Millionaire. This gentleman’s grand-nephew has been cheated out of his inheritance due to the involvement of some unsavory characters.  Like I have said in the past to all of you potential Surprise Millionaires out there, make your wishes known. Better yet, write a will with the help of an attorney that will stand up in the court of your jurisdiction against anyone who might file a false claim. Surprise Millionaires work far too hard to have their fortunes disbursed in a way other than what they wanted.

However, I am happy to report that those “unsavory characters” are getting their just desserts and they are learning that crime doesn’t pay!