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Epilepsy Fundraiser Given Bogus Bills

2015-1022 Dececting Fake Money

Excerpt from article by Greg Lee | ABC7 Eyewitness News

Four-year-old Finn wears an epilepsy awareness shirt a lot. His mother, Annie Murray, says he wants more people to know about the brain disorder that causes [his] seizures.

This weekend, the family held their second annual yard sale to raise money for the upcoming Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl.  As they were setting up, Murray says two men and two women drove up, picked up about $40 worth of things and handed her two $20 bills. “Once I felt them and looked at them, I knew they were not real, and at that point I looked up, and they were driving off,” said Murray.

The Garden Grove Police Department confirmed the bills were fake, and said detectives are investigating the crime.

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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.