Great Story out of Small town Iowa

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Blog entry by MNnovice posted 214 days ago 1054 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine sent this to me – thought I would pass it along.

Using your skills and time to give back..

Lyle Barkley creates 2,500 wood toys every year for an Iowa Children’s hospital.

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#1 posted 214 days ago

A great video clip. Thanks for sharing.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 214 days ago

That put some tears in my eyes. Thanks for posting.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 214 days ago

Brought tears to my eyes! Great story, esp. this time of year.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#4 posted 214 days ago

Thanks for linking to that, it was great.

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#5 posted 214 days ago

Tissue please. Great story, hopefully it will inspire a manufacturing co to bless him with a top of line scroll saw and an endless supply of blades. Imagine all the toys that could be donated next Christmas if we each made made just one…?

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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#6 posted 214 days ago

A great story. I do something similar to my local hospital, but not on that scale.

I just loves how he tears up watching the kid happy and playing with his toys.

Man that brought tears to my eyes

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#7 posted 214 days ago

Amazing story…thank you for sharing this! Could help but choked up.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#8 posted 214 days ago

What a man, thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 213 days ago

Thanks so much for sharing that story with us.

-- Deek

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