Bet You Can’t Eat Just One Pepperoni Roll

June 23rd, 2011

6-23-11 BWith a heart as big as a calzone, John Joe Madia is as Italian as they come. He is a proud man with a big passion for 6-23-11protecting kids and for helping those with a passion for helping kids. “Victim’s voices are silent no more,” is his motto and is what he wrote on The Kindness Bus. John Joe and I met this morning, in the Harrison County Courthouse, where he works, and after 5 minutes he was inviting me to lunch for some pepperoni rolls, it was as if I had known him a lifetime. I decided to pick John Joe up at the front door of the Courthouse with The Kindness Bus for lunch at D’Annunzio’s, a bread place you can smell a mile away. What a huge treat! Thank you John Joe for the interest, support and for the guided history tour of your life-long neighborhood.
Today we interviewed Stephanie Sumpter of Hope Inc. she works at the Harrison County Courthouse helping victims who come to the courthouse looking for help. Her presence is a huge comfort to those who think they have nowhere to turn until they walk through the door to her office. She has a huge passion for helping people through the arduous process of court ordered protection and the many options available through Hope Inc.6-23-11 A
Last evening I was interviewed by Stacy Moniot a reporter from WBOY, a local TV station, it was amazing how many people told me they saw the broadcast. Today, Nicole Porter and Bryan Tolle, reporters for Fox 10 and 5 News interviewed me for their broadcast this evening. Thank you everyone, for helping to spread word of my mission to all of your viewers.
***I ate 6 pepperoni rolls…I’m good to go for at least a week.

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