A True American Idol
There is a nice Jewish boy from Richmond, Virginia, Ephriam Yamin, who needs all of our help. Most people know him as Elliott Yamin (maybe you recognize that name). This help comes in the form of a phone call on Tuesday nights. Elliott is among the four finalists on the television show, American Idol. I personally know his family, and they have asked for my help to get the word out. You will need to watch the show on Fox, from 8 to 9 p.m. (eastern standard time) to find out the phone number to call. You vote by calling from 9 to 11 p.m.. You can vote more than once. If you have watched the show, I am sure that you have noticed that Elliott is different from all of the other candidates. His humbleness and sweetness is evident, even through the lenses of the camera. Every time he throws a kiss to the audience, or winks, it is to his mother, who was deathly ill just a few months ago. Elliott has beaten all odds to make it this far. He is deaf in one ear, has battled diabetes since childhood, and was raised by a single parent with very little financial means. Elliott has already made sure that his good fortune will be shared by many, as he has agreed to be the spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association for children with this disease. Please share this e-mail with your communities. A small time from every household will make a difference in this boy's life. Jordan Shenker Executive Director Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Avenue Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 545-8643 Fax (804) 545-8666. The preceding message was e-mailed to me today by a good friend of mine. Since I was going to write a post anyway about what happened last night, I decided to post this message instead. Although I think it was erroneous for America to keep Katherine and boot off Chris, it would appear that the true winner is really Elliott anyway........whether he wins this contest or not.