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1998

Nurses's Victory a Magical Moment Values Award Winner Takes Homeless Kids to Disney World

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
1998-08-27
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Local
Edition: Final
Page: 1B

Bessie Garrett is so accustomed to brightening other peoples' lives that when she won $5,000 for her community service, she knew what she would do: Give it back.

On Wednesday, she took 41 homeless children and 15 of their mothers to Walt Disney World for two days of fun. Garrett, using her full award, picked up the tab for all of them. ``When she got up to accept the award she said, `I want to use this to send some kids to Disney World, and we just said, `Oh, my!' '' said Kimberly Green, director of the Green Family Foundation of Miami, which gave her its American Values Award in April. The United Way also funded the award.

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