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Meeting Donnie

by Drew


It’s very rare that you get to meet someone as special as Donnie. His abilities to help with issues in teen’s lives have brought a lot of them to ease, including myself. It was back in early June, 2006, that I discovered Donnie on, a popular online forum database that has over 30,000 members.

Upon joining TeenHelp in late 2005, I met a lot of interesting people my age who were having similar issues. The system is designed for teens to help other teens, and there are staff members such as Donnie, a TeenHelp mentor, who can help you through most anything.

I did some research on Donnie, as I do most people that I meet, and found that he also was associated with a site called in years past. Just by reading through some of the articles he has written, and visiting his website, it was clear he knew what he was talking about. I was amazed at the amount of time he has put into helping teenagers.

    Donnie & Drew (the short guy)

              Reformatting Marcia's Computer

It wasn’t until just recently that I met Donnie after countless MSN conversations and e-mails back and forth for a period of about 5 months. I met him at his office, and then we sped away in his Mustang convertible off to his house in Paducah. There I met his wife, Marcia, and a few others who happened to be at his home. The great thing about hanging out with Donnie is that there never is a dull moment. There seems to be people coming in and out of his house all the time, it’s really fun to be a part of. Donnie has a great personality, and is always up for a conversation.

If there’s something you need to talk about, he always listens to your problem and comes up with a useful answer.

Overall, Donnie is a great guy to be around. Meeting him for the first time was a great experience. Since I’m in his area often, this won’t be the only meeting. In fact, I’m sure it’s the start of many to come.

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