<![CDATA[ - My Thoughts]]>Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:46:20 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[CRUEFEST HOLLYWOOD 2017]]>Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:01:49 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/cruefest-hollywood-2017

CRUEFEST HOLLYWOOD is on July 29th and proceeds are given to Letty's Angels to help sustain our efforts to help all cancer patients. If you are in LA attend if you are able.  I am thankful to Suzy Wilson for making it all happen! Go to cruefestfiend.wixsite.com/cruefesthollywood/tickets for tickets or to donate!

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<![CDATA[Letty's Angels enrolled in Kroger's Community Rewards program for 2013]]>Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:29:31 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/lettys-angels-enrolled-in-krogerscommunity-rewards-program-for-2013Picture
It has been a slow but productive year for our organization. Working a full time job, raising a family, and a rough economy have taken their toll on me. I don't have a lot of disposable income, which makes it easy to understand why the donations are not coming in.  This year we have signed up with the Kroger Community Rewards program. Kroger will pay up to $1,500,000 on an annual basis to participating organizations based on their percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending of all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. If you have a Kroger Plus Card, you can go online and add our organization, Letty’s Angels of Hope Foundation with our NPO number 91082. If you shop at Kroger and don’t have a Kroger Plus card, please take the time to sign up and link the account to us and every time you shop you will be helping us help cancer patients and their families. You can sign up here http://www.kroger.com/community/Pages/community_rewards.aspx
Thank You in advance for helping our small non-profit make a big difference in peoples lives:)

Michael Rozycki

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<![CDATA[First Annual Houston Tribute Bands and Letty's Angels of Hope Christmas Festival Benefit ]]>Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:11:36 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/first-annual-houston-tribute-bands-and-lettys-angels-of-hope-christmas-festival-benefitPicture
This year I want to help someone who helped me medically and emotionally. Stephanie Rivera was one of my chemo nurses. I relied on her to give me the medications and support I needed to make it through the toughest fight of my life. Earlier this year, her son, Dylan Rivera, was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma. We are having a benefit on December 1, 2012 at The Concert Pub North 2470 FM 1960 W, Houston, TX 77068 from 2:00 PM until ?. Tickets are $8 for 7 bands! Lets make this event a success! Proceeds go to the Rivera Family.
I would also like to talk about finally getting my chemo port taken out this past Thursday, but another event took place that day that has left me in a state of shock. After leaving the hospital, my wife informed me that she was going to take me home and then go to the hospital. She informed me that my brother-in-law, Mike Nichols had been taken to Conroe by life flight. I told her I was going!
Upon arriving, my mother- in-law met us at the entrance and started crying. Mike was on a breathing machine and I told him good bye for the last time. I have known Mike for close to 25 years. I considered him a brother, mentor and friend. I am so happy to have known him and he will live on in all our hearts. I have included a tribute that I made for his funeral. See you on the other side one day bro!


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<![CDATA[Bad economy......]]>Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:06:37 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/bad-economy2012 started of slow and hasn't improved much. I had a garage sale last month that was successful. I am just not getting the small donations that really add up and are the backbone of small and upstart non profits. I need some help or advice on growing this non profit so I don't have to turn down so many for assistance. I am still struggling financially and my treatment ended over a year and a half ago. I have cancelled my summer cancer awareness road trip because of a lack of support. It's a little depressing.I have so many ideas and energy, just not enoug ]]><![CDATA[A new year...New adventures!]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:50:04 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/a-new-yearnew-adventuresIt's hard to believe the Christmas Toy drive benefit was over a month ago. It was a big success! Thanks to everyone who participated, donated, or just came out for a great concert. I am currently planning a summer road trip for July 2012. I hope to find some corporate sponsors. If not, your donations will really help out. Heather Rodriguez of The Cancer Has Cancer will be partnering up with us. We will film as much as we can for a future project. Look out 2012, here we come!!!
Mike ]]>
<![CDATA[Christmas Toy Drive Benefit Concert is near!]]>Tue, 29 Nov 2011 03:18:28 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/christmas-toy-drive-benefit-concert-is-nearI am excited!! It's only 12 days until our Foundations first big event. I am very happy to know there are people out there that have big hearts and are willing to help others. I personally thank James Rivera and the members of Sabbath Judas Sabbath, Tracee for helping to get it organized, Brooke Alyson and  the members of Nightbird  for quickly saying yes to my request, and all the others involved. I went with my family Sunday to buy some toys and items from the wish list. It was actually a relaxing activity! It didn't take a lot of time and I know the items will be greatly appreciated. Try to remember during this stressful time of year there are many people who have the Holiday stress combine with the unbelievable stress of dealing with cancer. Either a patient or caregiver, the sadness, anger, stress, fear, etc. can be overwhelming. I look forward to this event, and even more to what the future has in store for me and Letty's Angels:)
Mike ]]>
<![CDATA[501(c)(3) approved]]>Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:16:36 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/501c3-approvedI received "the" letter from the IRS today.....no, I'm not being audited! I am now a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity! I can now push forward seeking donations from individuals as well as companies. This makes it a lot easier for getting sponsorships for fundraising events to simple donations from individuals. All money donated is
tax deductible. And now the journey begins.... ]]>
<![CDATA[Its always someone else]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2011 23:35:28 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/its-always-someone-elseI had to go visit my oncologist on Friday. It was just a routine port flush. They leave the ports in for a few years after treatment, just in case! When I went into the chemo room I just had to think about the new group of patients. Some of them had just started. I wonder how many people everyday hear those dreaded words, "You have cancer..". I thought of myself just last year. Going through life without any "real" problems. I almost had to pinch myself when I found out. Don't sweat the small stuff. You don't need to make a bucket list. Just live your life realizing that in the end all that matters is your family and friends.
Mike
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<![CDATA[A Celebration of Life]]>Fri, 03 Jun 2011 09:47:16 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/a-celebration-of-lifeSunday, June 5th is Cancer survivor day. I am attending a survivor lunch today hosted by Memorial Herman Cancer Centers. These are always bittersweet events. I think of people I would meet and talk to at my chemo treatments. Many of them were in far worse condition than myself. They would always be concerned and worried about me. There was an older gentleman named Simon who I would talk with in treatment. He had stage 4 lung cancer. I had went to my Doctor's office for a check-up and asked about him. They pulled me aside and let me know that he had passed. Live everyday as if its your last, because one day it will.....
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<![CDATA[All of us are in it together]]>Sat, 28 May 2011 22:23:39 GMThttp://lettysangels.org/my-thoughts/all-of-us-are-in-it-togetherThis journey of life can at times get complex. Everyone is in a hurry.Our modern lives are like the freeway, where we zip along without any worries until we witness an accident. We never think it could be us.
When you are in the cancer fight, everything you thought was important changes. Why Me? Who knows. I would not wish this crud on anyone. I guess what I an trying to say is take the time in your life to enjoy the simple joys. When is the last time you watched a sunset? A sunrise? When is the last time you looked into the night sky and stars and contemplated the meaning of everything?
We never know when it will be time for our " fiery trial". So enjoy life. If you think you got it bad, trust me, there is somebody who has it worse.
Mike
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