"When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door” is a quotation, usually unattributed, that is frequently used by many charity organizations. “He taught us that when you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door” was said in 2002 by Hillary Roberts, of Keyport, NJ, who started the nonprofit Project Linus NJ, Inc.
Roberts was referring to the story of Bill Porter, a salesman who was born with cerebral palsy. The saying. however, does not appear in the bestselling book, Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter: The Inspiring True Story of the Door-to-Door Salesman Who Changed Lives (2002) by Shelly Brady.
08-18-2002, 09:08 AM
I want to point out that J & J was the sponsor of the TV show featuring Porter and this is one indication of the company’s commitment to the disability community.
Bill Porter: Selling his uplifting attitude
By Bethany Broadwell
iCan News Service, staff writer
August 9, 2002
Shelly Brady, author of “Ten Things I learned from Bill Porter,” wrote the book about her employer and friend with cerebral palsy because she gets pleasure out of sharing his story. Brady and Porter occasionally give motivational presentations together, but when speaking and traveling began interfering with his selling routine, Porter left the speaking business to his assistant. Brady took the time to talk to iCan! about the salesman, perhaps best described as “unstoppable.”
Name: Bill Porter
While it is clear that Porter has touched the Brady family, his ability to encourage people around the country is equally apparent. Following a 1997 Christmas Eve broadcast of Porter’s story on ABC’s 20/20, letters poured into the station. Hillary Roberts, of Keyport, N.J., was someone who wrote and took action in her own life after being uplifted by the salesman. “He taught us that when you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door,” Roberts said. She started a nonprofit company, Project Linus NJ, Inc., which puts handmade blankets in the hands of premature and seriously ill children. Her organization is on the verge of celebrating its three-year anniversary and Roberts said, “We still refer to Bill Porter moments when we face our own challenges as a small but dedicated nonprofit agency.”
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It is said’ “When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door.” While volunteering at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk on Siesta Key in 1999 I met my future wife, who was walking for her daughter Brittney, who has Type 1 diabetes.
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When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door.
We worry whether we’ll get straight As in our exams. There are people who worry whether they’ll even get to go to a school and study.
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