By George

Time for our “CAN I GET AN AMEN” story of the day!  At “THE MORNING BULL” we believe in the power of positivity.  We believe there are more good people than bad in the world, and we believe that goodness should be celebrated when you find it!

Emily Caplan from just up the road in Dallas was getting ready to celebrate her bat mitzvah – which is a special celebration in The Jewish faith for girls turning 12.  And as Emily prepared, she kept thinking that she’d like to do something unique, something meaningful.

So she made a call to MD Anderson Cancer Center, right here in Houston.  It’s a place she had visited many times as a child because her grandmother was a sarcoma cancer patient for nine years before passing away from the disease in 2009.  Her idea was to combine her grandmother’s love of baking with a fund-raising project to benefit the hospital.  So in preparation for her 12th birthday, Emily wrote a 53 recipe cookbook.  It featured brownies, cookies, cakes, breads, pies and tarts as part of her dessert cookbook,

Emily and her mom hoped to sell 50 books and raise $1500 dollars for the cancer center. At the last minute,  her mom, feeling optimistic, ordered 100 books.

But it didn’t go as Emily planned.  She didn’t raise $1500 dollars – she raised $10,000.

Those must be some pretty delicious recipes.  You gotta see this young lady – we have the whole story here!  Emily and her mom had to reorder the books 3 times and wound up selling 350 books. She said it was better than she could have ever imagined, Emily said the best feeling was adding all of the checks together and realizing they $10,000 dollars to donate to MD Anderson toward cancer research. And I gotta believe that her granny, Genie Wietzman, is smiling down on her this morning.

So where ever you are in the kitchen or in the car…can you throw your hand in the air… “CAN I GET AN AMEN” for these helpers…  Focused on The Good it’s the Morning Bull, and if you ever see a story you think would make a great AMEN – email me at


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