Relay for Life

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674 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
95 177
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Tonight, I participated in Relay for Life at Virginia Tech. My friend Ashley works with CABS, and she gave me a bracelet. She told me that I was actively caring for others by participating in the world's largest college relay for life.
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Just something small

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390 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
84 966
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I am a student-athlete at Tech and have an overwhelming schedule.. It was around 9:15 and I had a Spanish composition at 11 and needed an English-Spanish dictionary. Upon going to the bookstore I saw one of my classmates there looking for the same thing. Unfortunately, there were no dictionaries available. In my panic I just went to the one place I new would have them, Barnes and Noble. Picked up two dictionaries and returned for class... Giving my classmate who was also looking for the dictionary the second one I purchased. I did it, honestly, because I knew she would have done the same.
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Staying the night

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923 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 852
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My wife attended the StartUp Weekend and met a few people. Michael R was one of them and he had not been in contact with his usual crash spot. My wife invited he and another guy ti stay with us. They arrived about 3:30 am while I was asleep and our 8 month old daughter was as well. I woke up, had a beer with them, showed them their rooms and went back to sleep. Both guys stayed thru the entire weekend and we had a great time. He gave me the wristband because he was shocked that I welcomed 2 complete strangers into a home at such an early hour with no questions asked. I still keep in touch with both of guys. What an awesome time and experience. I can't wait to pass the wristband along to the next person!

Homeless Shelter Volunteer

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1087 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 880
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This band was given to the gentleman who has volunteered over 8 years at the homeless shelter. He described to me how he's seen people's lives change for the better and he keeps coming back to help others. I only volunteered at the shelter for a few hours, so talking to somebody who's donated years of his life to help serve others was very inspiring and heart warming. His selflessness made me step back and rethink how I can be utilize my time, energy, and skills to better the lives of others in my community.
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Coffee to Conversation

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958 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 894
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My roommate Roy is such a positive and caring guy. Today he called me asking if I wanted any coffee from the local coffee shop. Normally I say no thank you, but this time, for whatever reason, I took him up on the offer. He recommended the favorite drink of choice, paid for it, and brought it home for me. We ended up talking about Actively Caring for hours and he even volunteered his time and technology expertise to the cause. If he didn't call me and bring coffee home, maybe we would have never had such an insightful and interesting conversation? What seems to be a small act of kindness opened the door to a much larger day of good conversation and connections. Thank you Roy, you're such a great guy and I'm lucky to have you as a roommate. Go Hokies :-)
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Creating An Inclusive Learning Environment

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1062 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
86 864
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I am April Few-Demo, a faculty member in the Department of Human Development at Virginia Tech. At the time that I was handed this wristband by a kind student, I had been teaching the largest course section of Human Sexuality at Virginia Tech for years. I was given Wristband 86864 at the end of a regular class section by a young woman whom I believe had not spoken up in class. I believe this exchange was the first time we had had a conversation. It was wonderful. It was humbling. And it filled my heart with gladness. I was given this wristband because she noticed how important it is to me to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for my students. I have students of all genders, sexes, sexual orientations, and sexual attractions. I have students who are still questioning who they are as sexual ... or asexual ... human beings. I have students who know that they have been violated or assaulted and those who name their experience(s) while learning about sexual coercion and relational power in class. At the beginning of every semester, I remind students to be compassionate before they speak: "You need to be thoughtful. You need to be kind. Why? You never know what the person beside you has experienced or is experiencing right now. Act and be whom you say you are and aspire to be." I encourage students to be authentic. In a class that is so personal and where vulnerability exists, I try to cultivate safety as a value and as a shared responsibility. Civil discourse is a necessity when exploring difference and sameness.
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Study Group

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831 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
79 399
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Today in my psychology class, I received an Actively Caring for People bracelet from a classmate named Lacey. She told me that she really appreciated me getting a group of people in the class together to study together for our upcoming exam. I didn't realize how much of an impact this simple act would be, but after she recognized me, I realized that even a simple study session can mean a lot to others.
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The Gift Of Leadership

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1185 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 075
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After an insightful chat with Professor Geller on the phone, I had thought the amount of value he had added to me was to come to an end. Weeks later, I came home to a package from the Professor with two green bands and an autographed book. It was such a thoughtful gift, and I was taken aback by the message and generosity. My friends in the room had a similar reaction. Needless to say, I'll have some great literature keeping me company for the next few days.

Psych Class

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745 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
80 220
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Dr. Geller gave me a wristband as a thank-you for sitting through his class

Communication Skills

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674 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 886
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My teammate was going through a tough time and all members of my team tried to comfort her with our words. Later, I drove my teammate's car since she was too upset to drive and we went to the nearest McDonald's to get ice cream. I treated all my teammates to ice cream and later went back to campus. I felt that my teammate was more relieved after our talk and I hope her problem was resolved.
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VT Relay <3

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958 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 952
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Stayed up until 5AM to raise awareness and money for the fight against cancer!!

Relay for More Birthdays!

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366 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 232
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I received this bracelet by participating in relay for life. I helped fundraiser money and raise awareness for all those affected by cancer.

Ac4p

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1054 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
75 837
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I received my bracket from Dr. Geller at the Virginia Tech Relay for Life Event. I am so excited I have always wanted one of these brackets, and now I am so excited to to pass it on. :)
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VIrginia Tech Relay for Life

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364 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
76 762
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Actively caring for people at the Virginia Tech campus for Relay for Life.

Lunch

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371 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
85 791
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A friend was out of town visiting and he was leaving that night. A group of us decided to have lunch with him so we could spend more time and say goodbye. At lunch my friends couldn't afford to buy themselves a meal so I covered myself and all my friends meals. Though it was a short brief lunch it was the highlight of my day. Unfortunately my day went a little sour and I was surprised and honored to have been given this bracelet. I didn't think it was a big deal that I bought lunch but to them it was. It really made me feel better and appreciated. I can't wait to pass this bracelet on to someone else!

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