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Veale family donates culinary talent to Fisher House on Eglin

From Rich Veale, February 10, 2019

“As many of you know, I am finishing up my Externship for my certification as a Chef. Over the past 4 weeks, I have put in over 115 hours in. I split time between Lolo’s Cakes & Sweets and the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Last week as we made the first of 2 trips to the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, I asked one of the residents what he’d like us to fix. He explained that his wife had some digestive issues and asked if I could make something on the softer side so she could eat. She had only eaten yogurt and protein shakes over the past few days. Upon his request, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, baby carrots with an agave glaze. He was surprised when we brought it in. He thanked me and I had to leave for another appointment. Yesterday when I got to Lolo’s Cakes & Sweets, Priscilla handed me a card. It was from the couple that was at the Fisher House. They both thanked me for volunteering as a Chef at the Fisher House and went on to say that the food was great and the carrots were, “to die for”. Knowing that God has given me the power to make a positive impact on someone’s life is a blessing. Volunteer where your heart takes you. To the staff and administration of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, thank you for giving me this opportunity to share time with your residents. To my wife, Priscilla, thank you for encouraging me. To all 4 of my boys, thank you for your support, I couldn’t have done it without you.”