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Where do I begin??? I have just returned from a Veterans Day celebration at my children's school. It is so very hard to put into words, the feelings in my heart. Not only did you amaze and enlighten us, you captured the essence of love and family. The gifts we are given and the gifts we share. As I left the room today, you gave me an added gift. You had my father, a seventy-five year old Veteran, sign and be a part of your project. With tears in my eyes, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Patrick Schumaker (P-Shuey once more)
You know, Pat...today when i wrote this it was the day after christmas Day. And you know what? Looking back into fifth grade...remembering that amazing presentation you made in Kutz Elementary in Doylestown PA...i sure meant it when i asked for a poster copy of your project on my Christmas list. Sure enough,the next day, there it was, sitting by the fireplace like a sentinel waiting for me. Now it hangs on the wall of my room, the thing that brightens me up when I wake from my bed.
I'm just saying...you're the best.
I want to thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of artwork, inspiration, and love of humanity with us today. What a gift you have been blessed with to create this project and present it in such a way that people of all ages, religion, and culture, can walk away with some kind of feeling to improve oneself and perhaps improve the world we live in. My students were awestruck with your brilliant presentation. I would also like to thank you for allowing me to sign my best friend's name next to mine. As I informed you, Valerie Foley was far too young to pass away at the age of 42 from Ovarian Cancer. She was my inspiration in life and now she is also a part of history that shall live forever! I can't wait until the Signature Project is completed.
God bless, Janice Carey 04/20/06
I had the extreme pleasure of experiencing your performance while you were visiting our school in Bellevue, NE. I think you are a brilliant individual with an amazing talent. Or should I say talents??? I truly appreciated your message and your mission and I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors. You have left a lasting impression on us all and I feel fortunate to have witnessed it first hand. Keep up the great work!
Theresa Valish, 2nd grade teacher
Today, at J.L.Simpson Middle School in Leesburg, VA. I experieinced a presentation that was inspiring as well as beneficial to not only the students, but staff as well. Mr. Dunning has touched the limits of one's own soul by using his gifts to their fullest potential and sharing his journey. In my 30 years of being in education, I've never witneseed an auditorium full of students/adults being gathered into a presentation from beginning to end. I feel as though I was in the prescence of greatness today. May God continue to bless this work.
Patrick Schumaker (call me P-Shuey)
I'd like to say two things:
Number one: my name is the same as yours, and my grandmother's from Ireland.
Number two: I have been looking all my ten years of life for something that was about life, about people, and the world we live in. This...this portrait...it really touches my heart. I've never seen or heard anything like it, and probably never will.
Now, I bet you're smiling as you read this. Aren't you? Okay, maybe not. I try to read minds sometime. Don't ask why.
I don't know how you got yourself to do this...it certainly makes you a non-normal guy. I admire your mind.
What brilliant artistry! Thank you for sharing your talent and ingenious work with the young people in this country. You have touched many lives through your performances. May God continue to bless you with the strength and endurance to carry this project on to endless possiblities. You truly make a difference in this uncertain world.
some kid from warren hills in washington, nj
Twice today I had a chance to watch you do a kind of thing I wish I could devote my life to.
As the art teacher at MTES, I must tell you that you run circles around Chuck Close! Thank you so much for sharing your passion in both a visual and emotional way. You have won our heart!
Much continued success!!!
Patrick & Brian - Blessings to you both. The music is fabulous - love the CD. Patrick your brain is incredible and how delightful that you have found a wonderful way to both promote the project and have it funded at the same time. This is the most incredible peace project on the planet - do you have plans to take it to other countries? My friends say you are the most creative - what a delightful way to take the message to children - to create a future of one world with peace and unity. WOW - it blows me away to see such tenacity, such vision and strength to continue to breathe life into this project. See you on the other side of 2012 :)) valerie, theresa and wendy