Fantastic Friday: Make a Difference

Happy birthday, but there is no cake.

But, Lexington, Kentucky altruist Ashley Boydgan is making a difference in the lives of children who face live threatening illnesses and/or children whose families face economic hardship and cannot afford even the birthday cake.  Ashley was profiled by reporter John Yang and anchor Brian Williams on the NBC show Making A Difference for the caring project she started, Sweet Blessings, to support these children by sweetening their day with artistic, customized cakes.

“I was supposed to spend more time making a difference and less time making a living,” says Ashley Boydgan.  The group who works with her to bake and decorate the cakes for special children and families around Kentucky who apply for these cakes do not get to meet the recipients-that does not make a difference. What does make a difference is the giving; the work that they do to add smiles and lighten the load.

Make someone else happier today – look for ways to give others a reason to smile. Make a difference.

 

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