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Rap It Up For X-Mas

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As Christmas 2013 has come to a close I'm already looking ahead to Christmas 2014! Each holiday season we connect with some of our adoptive families and next year our supporters are doing a project with a young girl named Melissa. Always looking for creative ideas for our kids, Melissa was tapped to be on a song to celebrate the holidays.

The song is called "Rap It Up For Xmas" by Team WC. It's a medley with teen rap sensation Miss Lela Brown from America's Got Talent, BRITT J who was on American Idol, Jourdan Rystrom who has songs on a soap opera and is currently under consideration for The Voice, and singer/songwriter Lotis, a rap battle champion out of Seattle. Wednesday's Child is known for its dream days, I would call this a dream project for a shy young girl taking singing lessons!

Melissa was on Wednesday's Child several years ago. She was such an adorable little child, her story got more interest and generated more phone calls than any we've ever aired. It was shot at the American Girl Doll Store, and pretty-in-pink, she looked every bit the doll herself! When Melissa's (adoptive) mom informed me Melissa liked to sing, even had a vocal coach, I knew just the project for her. We'd create a song and bring in some super stars on the mic. Mom Crystal beamed with pride as Melissa timidly voiced her parts, popular holiday hooks. Dressed again in a pink party dress she yet again looked like a living doll.

The song is being submitted for consideration for a party and CD compilation of Christmas songs to benefit a foster care foundation. I attended the holiday party for Safety Harbor Kids and was moved by the love for these children, in the system through no fault of their own. My bestie, Cristina Coria volunteered and wrapped presents. My seven-year-old niece made colorful hair ribbons to give out. Radar Watches donated some watches. I was most thrilled when I ran into a teen once on Wednesday's Child, and still in foster care, and got to hand him one of the bright orange Radar Watches. I first learned of Safety Harbor kids when my fiancé', singer/bassist Sean McNabb, was on a past CD and I was thrilled to see his musician friends hosting the music yet again this year.

2013 proved to be a neat year for another artist out of Wednesday's Child fame. Our donor, Kap'n Kirk Martin-Take Flite Entertainment produced a project called Team WC and did a tribute song to children from foster care with aspiring hip-hop artist, Jamal(Nexus). The "faith in TRUTH" video played on the Jumbotron at LA Live on ice during a holiday celebration with the LA Kings. Darnell, one of our star students now in college also addressed the audience on adoption. The boys also took their act to a foster care benefit helping raise money at CASA OC's grand gala in May. The concept, giving is good! Team WC... We Can, West Coast.

While 'tis the season may be coming to a close awesome things are happening for our kids year-round!

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