Eddie Ortega is auctioning off the DIY Groper he bought. As stated in the listing:
"I have decided to list my Groper on eBay to help support the families impacted by the devastating incident that took place in Connecticut.....100% of it will go to United Way of Western Connecticut."
While I (Rich) am not sponsoring this auction myself, I have known Eddie for a number of years, and I fully support his good-natured effort to make a small difference in the face of such a horrific act.
Posting something like this was not something I had planned on doing, because I feel nothing I say can even compare to how I (and how we all) must feel during such a tragedy.
This incident hits particularly close to home for me, both literally and figuratively. I live about 10 minutes from Sandy Hook elementary, and I have a son the same age as the Children in those classrooms who had their lives taken from them far too soon. My Son's school was in immediate lockdown, and initial reports had put a second person of interest heading into my home town. And while those reports were incorrect, thankfully, the panic and helpless feeling is not something anyone should feel.
I am lucky that I can go home and hug my children extra tight, and tell them how much I love them.
Please, consider supporting Eddie's effort to make a small difference, and bid on his customized piece.
Thank you, Eddie, this is a very kind gesture.
The listing can be found here:
One of a kind Resin Model Groper