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The Point Blog Archives for 2020-08

7-Year-Old Idaho Girl With Cancer Wants Cards From All 50 U.S. States to Mark 1,000th Day of Chemotherapy

A 7-year-old girl in Idaho who's been battling cancer for almost half her life wants to mark her 1,000th day of chemotherapy with cards--from you! 

 

Good Morning America reports that Zoe Ray hopes to receive greeting cards from all 50 U.S. states ahead of that September 3 milestone. 

"They say they're thinking of me and they share stories of encouragement," Rae says about the cards she's received so far. "It makes me really excited and happy and it gets me distracted opening the cards all day."

Her mom adds, "She says when she's distracted by reading the cards her head doesn't hurt and her stomach doesn't hurt. She'll stand by the door waiting for the mail and just shake with excitement."

On Wednesday, her Zoe Ray of Sunshine Facebook page announced, "Zoe has received 486 cards so far from 26 states plus Canada!"

 

Cards can be mailed to Zoe Ray of Sunshine, 1930 N. Wind Cave Way, Eagle, ID 83616.

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David Blaine Is Going to Fly Over New York City Holding Balloons

Remember DAVID BLAINE?  The "magician" who does epic stunts on national TV just to show how much of a lunatic he is?  Well, he's back . . . after spending most of the past decade under the radar.  

 

(Under the radar professionally, that is.  Privately, he's been dealing with rape allegations.)

His next stunt is called "Ascension," and he's going to attempt to fly above New York City... by holding a bunch of helium-filled balloons.  He'll float across the Hudson River, from New Jersey to his native New York City.

 

It's unclear where he got this idea . . . but it's very possible that he's spent his quarantine watching "Up" or "Curious George".  (Here's a clip.)

 

On Twitter, David said, quote, "This stunt has been 10 years in the making.  Let's turn worry into wonder and take magic to new heights."

 

The stunt is happening on August 31st, and will air live, exclusively on YouTube.

 

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Guitar Jimi Hendrix Played in the '60s Sells for $216,000

The guitar Jimi Hendrix played back when he was a relatively unknown musician in the early sixties has sold at auction for $216,000.

After he was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1962, Hendrix picked up the brown Japanese sunburst electric guitar.

Around this time, Hendrix played on the Chitlin' Circuit, alongside Sam Cooke and Ike and Tina Turner, before moving to Harlem. While in New York, Hendrix took the stage at iconic venues like Cafe Wha and Cheetah Club.

Hendrix owned the guitar during his stint with the Isley Brothers, but when he headed across the pond to start the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the U.K., he left it with a friend in New York. That pal, Mike Quashie, provided a notarized letter of provenance for the instrument prior to his own death.

Other items that sold at GWS Auctions’ Artifacts of Hollywood & Music included Prince's purple boots, which sold for $13,000, and Elvis Presley's gold ring, which went for $22,500.

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