HELLO...our Pay it Forward Montefiore event is celebrating 10 years this year! But my favorite thing is when I create a STORYBOOK and I send it to Oprah's office. You see Oprah was the one who inspired me to do this back on November 30th, 2006 when I watched her "pay it forward show"....So in the STORY BOOK I have a testimonial page and I ask all the people that were a part of this charity/event to write a sentence of what it meant to them: I ask the Hotel co-workers/elves, the patients, the staff everyone...last year a 14 year old patient wrote this to me...it kind of says it all...

Hello,

I was feeling sad today and very tired after my surgery and from being in the hospital for several days. Than I got the best surprise ever. These very nice people from this organization W Hotel/Hudson Hotel/Pay It Forward came to the hospital and gave me the best present ever. They were so nice and made my holiday so much brighter.  They gave me a Biose radio speaker for I can listen to music. It totally made my day. Thank you so much. 14 year old patient.