Is it generosity or merely publicity..?

oldman

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Finally GoldenPalace did the right thing. But...

Tiffini Dingman-Grover never dreamed that the eBay auction she held to help pay her son's medical expenses would attract many bidders -- certainly not the casino she chided last week for spending $93,000 on auctions for a grilled-cheese sandwich and a haunted walking cane.

But yesterday, in what could only be described as a surprise ending, the online gambling giant GoldenPalace.com swooped in to become her auction's high bidder, pledging $10,700 toward a biopsy for her 9-year-old son, David, who has been battling a tumor at the base of his skull for two years.

GoldenPalace spokesman Monty Kerr said company officials had been following the auction as well as Dingman-Grover's mocking words in the media about frivolous auctions -- and felt compelled to get involved.

Yesterday, Dingman-Grover, 32, and her husband Bryn Grover, 45, of Sterling were goggling at the many thousands of dollars that have poured in since the auction began. After attracting more than 155,500 online visits, the auction closed yesterday at 4:37 p.m. with GoldenPalace's winning bid.

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments have shrunk David's tumor from the size of a fist to the size of a peach pit. Now oncologists say he needs surgery to determine whether the tumor, though apparently inactive, is still malignant.

The procedure is scheduled for Feb. 2 at a medical institute in Los Angeles. David's parents estimate their costs -- after insurance pays its share -- at about $20,000.



... I just wonder, - is it one more publicity trick for GoldenPalace or nowadays charity and publicity is smth inseparable..??? :what:
 

Petunia

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** Hey Old Man, well, personally, I would like to think that there is still a good bone to be found in even publicity-seeking casino operators. These days one cannot seperate the 'good deeds' from the publicity stunts, but then again, for all we know, the publicity is really just a bonus. I wish to believe that it was merely good intentions. I WANT to believe it, and we HAVE to try and believe it. Just a thought... I have many **
 

oldman

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yup

Whatever was their initial intention, - the fact is that the boy received medical treatment he needed, do you mean that, right? Yes, I agree with such a look on the issue. :)
 

Petunia

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**precisely what I mean... in the end, for whatever reason the money was put to a good use. **
 
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