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Episode Info: Season 4 of the My DVC Points Podcast was made possible through financial support from the DVC Dream Team: DVC Resale Market – Industry Leader in DVC ResalesDVC Rental Store – DVC Point Rental and Swap PartnerIncredible Vacation Homes – Luxury Vacation Homes for Family GatheringsBe Our Guest Vacations – Travel Agent for DVC Point Swap ProgramsMonera Financial – Exclusively Financing DVC ContractsPatreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. Tonight Agenda: DVC Neighbor in Need, Your Favorite Family Holiday Memories at Disney plus a segment we normally run on holiday's that we have a show: Open Questions and Answers! Bring your DVC questions and we'll try to answer them. In tonight's episode, we made a very rare decision to share the story of Karen Andolino-Pellegrino. Karen is a DVC member just like us. In fact, she's been a member since 1998. Everything about Karen, her story, and her family hit home with our team. A well respected cast member friend asked that we share out the post for her story. After thinking about it a bit more, we decided to share our live platform with the Pellegrino family to try to raise funds. Karen is facing her third round with cancer and it doesn't look like we'll have her much longer. At My DVC Points, we are an awesome community of DVC members. Welcome Home Neighbors isn't just a phrase we say at Disney. I'm proud to look at the fundraiser and see over a couple of hundred dollars added since we aired her story. When I looked at the staffing for the night, we had Samantha lined up. Samantha is a full-time social worker with Gilda's Club – an organization that supports families struggling with cancer. I knew I didn't know what I was doing but of all our team members, I at least had a professional by my side. While I don't believe we'll be able to ever repeat this event, there is a saying to do for one what you wish you could do for everybody. Normally, we're a positive show that revels in Disney memories, stories, and future DVC planning. However, all the stars lined up for us to make this ask. If you're still reading, we ask you to support the family below and share some Disney community magic with Karen in her final days. My DVC Points is an awesome community of DVC members. Our positive, respectful, and authentic conversations about Disney Vacation Club designed to help people make informed and educated decisions about what's best for their families. Our content focuses on a Disney Vacation Member lifestyle. We cover everything from buying, selling, renting, picking your next resort or Disney restaurant. Our conversations start on the My DVC Points Podcast and DVC Newscast and continue on our Facebook Group and our live shows multi-streamed to Facebook and YouTube. Please download our smartphone app. Play Trivia with us every Friday night at 9 PM Eastern at Mouse Quiz! It takes an awesome community of DVC membe...
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