Coin Stories

I am passing this coin on to a dear friend who has been so kind to me over this past very difficult year since the passing of our daughter. She has always been there with a hug, words of encouragement or a kind note just to let me know she cares and is praying for us as we navigate this difficult journey of grief. She is a shining example of someone who spreads kindness to others. I pass this coin on to her now as she herself is now going through a very difficult time in her life. I want her to know she is loved by so many and that brighter days are ahead for her. Hopefully receiving this coin will remind her of this as she navigates her difficult journey.

Given to JMS from Grandma 9/17/22

This coin is traveling from Baltimore to Pittsburg to honor JoAnne; a “sister friend” and “kindred spirit.” JoAnne’s gift of friendship and love has never waivered. She has been by my side through everything in life and her generosity knows no bounds. The bond of friendship continues through our daughters.

Pictures of us!

I started by career in law enforcement in 1998, at the Sacramento Police Department. My greatest enjoyments were my assignments in Investigations, working robberies, burglaries, adult sexual assaults, and missing persons. My proudest achievements were my involvement in investigating two notorious criminals: the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer and the NorCal Rapist. Both of their eventual captures were momentous.

My time in law enforcement permanently ended in 2017, when my noggin broke. I suffered a stroke at the age of 48. The cause was a pinched artery in my neck. Note to all: make sure the hair salon sinks always have cushions! I found myself completely paralyzed on the right side. The medical 'professionals' treated me as a drug overdose, simply because of my age. Finding no drugs in my system (duh), they then assumed I had vertigo. I wasn't diagnosed, nor treated, for a stroke for nearly two days. With help though from above, I started coming out of paralysis within about 15 hours. Angels and brains are absolutely amazing.

Five years have passed since I broke my noggin. Occasionally I find myself touring another emergency hospital. In March 2022, I got a helicopter life flight. I felt good enough the experience was kind of cool. The mountain scenery below was beautiful. There is no cure for this degenerative path my brain has traveled on. All I can do is buckle in and enjoy the ride. I share a lot of laughs in describing the awesome stunts I occasionally do. My goober decisions can be entertaining as well.

Within these five years I've experienced the loss of numerous family members and friends. Most died by illness. Two friends by suicide. One friend by murder, in the Las Vegas Route 91 massacre. Both my husband and sister made the trip to heaven, each only in their 50's. Tom had Lewy Body Disease, Sherry a pulmonary embolism. My dad took the trip this past March. Covid caught up with him.

All the ups and downs in life, surprises and planned events, truly can take me on a wild ride. Sometimes there is great sadness. Sometimes there is happiness. The most prized time is simply peacefulness. Watching the bright stars in the back yard, cuddle sessions with my three bratty dogs and naughty cat, taking scenic drives through the mountains, giving flowers to strangers and prayer coins to law enforcement officers.

Acts of kindness, getting and receiving, can never be underestimated. For both the giver and the receiver, it warms the soul. The first person getting this coin, Jonathan Adams, was one such giver. My living in a high fire danger area, I needed a method of receiving alerts. The power often going out, my region could not rely on electrical devices alone. Jonathan was involved in a company that manufactured an emergency alert device called ALERT AM. It worked off of power and/or battery. The potential for this system to save numerous lives is astronomical. After ordering the $99 dollar system, I received horrendously high medical bills related to the life flight I mentioned. Suddenly, that alert device just wasn't financially possible. Through the extreme generosity and kindness of Jonathan, he sent my ALERT AM device at no charge. With my medical conditions slowing me down, this device will be huge in the event of a fire. It took a lot of worry off my shoulders. I cried happy tears when Jonathan told me of the gift he was sending. It not only made me happy for being safer, but because Jonathan did this for me....for me! I cannot thank him enough. His gift came at a time when things have been pretty bumpy, my road filled with potholes. Thank you, Jonathan, for patching my road and making my ride smoother. You are an amazing man. Please never forget that.

This coin belonged to a dear friend who just recently "found her wings" and passed on, so I am going to give this coin new life by passing it along to another dear friend. We recently went to the wonderful Butterfly Rainforest at the Gainesville, Florida Museum of Natural History and saw a butterfly similar to the one pictured on the coin. Wishing this sweet butterfly many happy adventures and travels - fly on, little wing!

This coin was passed to me by years ago. I am now passing it along to worthy soul with kind heart.

Started journey in Twinsburg, Ohio

I Sue Falco give this coin to Carrie Andersen. She is the most giving person I know. She is one person who can make me feel better as soon as I see her face. She has always been there for me in both bad times and good times. I can always count on her to be my moral support. Thank you Carrie for your continual support. I love ❤️ you more than words can express. Love 💕 you kiddo!!!!!!
8-22-22

I Sue Falco give this coin to Dawn Post. She is quite a lady. She is beautiful inside and out. I want to thank her for always making me feel special. On her 50 birthday she wrote notes to people who were important. I was honored to be on that list. When I received that card my heart ♥️ smiled. I love when she calls me Sue Sue. I watched her grow up to this beautiful person. Love ❤️ you Dawn. 8-22-22

I Sue Falco give this coin to Paul Babbini . I want him to know how SPECIAL he is. He is a beautiful person inside and out. He takes care of his Mom with total Love ❤️. We are blessed to have him in our family. Paul you are one of the sunshines in my life. Thank you for being you Paul. Never change !!!! 8-22-22 🎈

I Sue Falco give this coin to Melinda Moeller. She is an Angel 😇 on Earth. She takes care of the entire family. She is the most giving person I know. She thinks of everyone else before herself. My kids Nikki & Bobby think Melinda and Craig her husband are Super Woman & Superman. I will have to agree they are both pretty darn SPECIAL !!!! I love ❤️ you Sister-in-law . Love Susie
8-22-22

I Sue Falco give this coin to Carol Noonan. She is a dear friend and is now part of our family. We are blessed to have her in our life. Thank you Carol for always being there for us all. We love ❤️ you from the moon 🌙 and back. 8-22-2022

I Sue Falco give this coin to Ms Rose 🌹. She is an Angel to all children that have her as their kindergarten Teacher. I gave her a coin earlier and she gave it to son when he left for College. It made my heart ♥️ smile to hear where her coin was going. You are one of the sunshines in my life. God bless Ms Rose. Love 💕

I Sue Falco give this to my Grandson Kayden Kumasaka. He is 91/2 years old. He is quite a character. He worked all Summer. His Company’s name is Forest Glen Trio. He works so hard. I am really proud of him. He is one of the sunshines in my life. I’am truly blessed 😇 to have him as a Grandson. I ♥️ You.

I Sue Falco give this coin to my Grandson Nikko Kumasaka. He is my oldest Grandson. He is one of the sunshines in my life. I am so proud of him. He is a giver. He always thinks of others. He is caring. Hi is a hard working person. This Summer he stated his business. It is called Forest 🌳 Glen Trio. They have many jobs. They worked all summer. I am blessed to have him. 8/21/2022

I want to give the coin that my daughter gave to me to my friend, Donna B. Her heart is full of love for the Monarchs. She raises them, shares their eggs with me and small children. She encourages others to keep the Monarchs flying. Do good and fly on Donna!

Best wishes on your new journey!

To Lora,
Sending you love and hugs!

JB is being recognized with this token for his positive influence on the ecosystem.

JB is being recognized with this token for his positive influence on the ecosystem.

butterflies are so cute and i love them so much.

I love butterflies

I am gifting this coin to Lindsay Hensley. She has shown resilience in the face of adversity, all the while with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart. She has been a dear family friend for years. God Bless.

Received from grandfather.

Received from grandfather.

I am deeply humbled by receiving this coin. I am presently seeking the next deserving soul.

This coin was given to me by my friend. He said i was a kind person and who better to start its journey.

Giving this coin to Shawna at Beacon Cancer Care in CdA, Idaho.
Shawna was instrumental in getting a desperately needed referral approval from Tri-care for Nicki’s first infusion.
Thank you Shawna.

Not all of my pictues would upload, so I'm going to try to add them again xoxo

Hello Sweet Girl!

We started our vacation a couple days ago, it's my first time at Wisconsin Dells.

Everything has been a new adventure each day, its so liberating to take away the mundane same day routine.

Among the many adventures, your cousins Anthony and Prestin have been living it up with Damario and Danny, running around as big boys do making their own memories to cherish.

Savanha has taken to the pool like a real life mermaid and making new friends wherever she goes. She is so sweet, fierce and independent.

My favorite part of our trip is all the time we are spending together, no matter what we do or where we go, its the company we keep that makes everything so special and I am thrilled to share our time with you. We know you are watching from above and that your spirit is with us.

Love you baby girl 🥰🥰🥰

Hi Scarlett,
Your mom & I were out on the patio the other day and 2 white butterflies came so close to me, i could have reached out and touched them. White butterflies are not common and i knew in my heart it was you, giving your mom a sign that you are there. We all miss & love you so much. There isn't a day that goes by that we aren't missing you. Keep giving us signs baby girl.
Love you infinity.
-Nick, Nicole, Anthony, Prestin & Savanha

This coin was given to me as a "Thank you" for the work I've done to help the Monarch Butterfly and pollinators in general, so this is the beginning of its journey!

I am gifting the coin to Dave & Lee Saba who were extremely supportive to me during my treatment time at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. May this coin travel far and wide and keep that "Butterfly Effect" going!

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

This coin started its journey on 7/11/2022. Let us see where it goes.

I was given this very special coin from my kind and
thoughtful friend and neighbor, Nancy Miyares. She taught me all about her love and passion for the monarch butterflies, gave me an inspirational reference book on the Monarch (Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly) by Kylee Baumle and inspires everyone she knows. I love the art of helping them survive. It is my honor to pass this coin on to a dear friend who is inspired by nature and gardening, Jeannie K. who is also a member of the Wildflower Garden Club. Jeannie has raised the Monarchs with love and passion, understanding the need to take care of these beauties.

I received this coin as a reminder of the love Nicole shared with so many. I miss her everyday and am always looking for ways to live more like her, to be good like her. I am honored to feel her presence through time spent with her most precious ones, Jack and Carter. There is no better reminder that her legacy of love and kindness caries on through them. When I think of Nicole's goodness, I am moved to build relationships with people who share similar qualities. Amber serves others with grace and love as a mother, teacher and friend. She is raising her own wonderful children, spreads kindness to her students and makes them feel so loved, and has helped me as I have navigated the loss of our friend. For those reasons and more, I will pass this coin on to you, Amber. Love, Lesley

The coin was given to me by my special friend, Debbie Beal. Thank you, It will be cherished. We found each other while taking photos of the North Park Bald Eagles in North Park, Pennsylvania. She joined my Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/274979683061750 and we became good friends.

This was the coolest experience! My fiancé and I got engaged on Sunday, we do date nights on Friday and decided to walk our two dogs together for once for their bedtime walk when we got home from dinner. We live next to windmill square in Marstons mills on cape cod and we walked under a giant weeping tree and saw a package sitting there with a note. To our surprise it was this beautiful pay it forward coin representing kindness with a Vera Bradley bag. Vera is my FAVORITE and it just so happened to be my favorite colors as well. We’re the first for this coin and so excited to get a gift and pay it forward.

Love and kindness, LL + JB

Released at the Adventure Little Free Library in Gloversville, New York

I received this coin from my precious daughter-in-law’s mother in memory of my daughter-in-law on her first birthday in heaven. Nicole was simply the kindest person I have ever known. I miss her deeply and always will. I am grateful God gave me 20 years with her even though I wanted more. In honor of her, and with great love for her, I am passing this coin to Nicole’s dear friend, Lesley, who has done so much to help my son and grandsons navigate this first year without Nicole. She has put her love into action with almost daily efforts to help them. She reminds me of Nicole, and I am so deeply grateful to her for her unselfish kindness. Lesley, please know you have touched my heart by honoring Nicole so lovingly.

I got this coin as a gift in Lebanon Oregon. We moved to Portland Oregon and hid the coin at a park for someone to find and hopefully get a little joy from it!

My son is 5yrs old and brought this coin to me for father's Day and it was the best gift ever he told me if I'm ever feeling down look at the coin and think of him.

Whatever our hands touch - we leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture, doorknobs, dishes, books - there's no escape! As we touch, we leave our identity.

Our mother’s deepest desire was to be of service as she ministered to the needs of others. She left her “heartprint” of compassion, kindness, genuine understanding, and love wherever she went. With every act of kindness, she sought to change the world.

Mother lived one week shy of her 90th birthday on June 20, 2021, and we began circulating 90 butterfly coins, as a memorial to her life.

If you received one of these coins, please share your story to help us carry on her legacy of loving service to others.

Whatever our hands touch - we leave fingerprints! On walls, on furniture, doorknobs, dishes, books - there's no escape! As we touch, we leave our identity.

Our mother’s deepest desire was to be of service as she ministered to the needs of others. She left her “heartprint” of compassion, kindness, genuine understanding, and love wherever she went. With every act of kindness, she sought to change the world.

Mother lived one week shy of her 90th birthday on June 20, 2021, and we began circulating 90 butterfly coins, as a memorial to her life.

If you received one of these coins, please share your story to help us carry on her legacy of loving service to others.

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