DEARBON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - David Plawecki may have left this Earth a week ago, but the actions he took before he passed away will affect a large number of people he never met.
The former state senator, who died of bilie duct cancer, had been saving up $14,000 and the cash was divvied up into envelopes.
After his wake, at a luncheon, his wife Linda was instructed to pass out envelopes to 140 people.
Inside, they found a hundred dollar bill and a note titled “Christian Angle” urging them to give the money to a stranger.
In one line in the letter, David suggested, “A struggling family, a single parent, without needed resources, the choices out there are large and even if it takes you months longer you will find someone in need.”
Linda told 7 Action News her husband wanted to start a chain reaction of goodness and good deeds.
“Get them thinking about helping others, give them the opportunity to help others, then help somebody, and then tell somebody if they are ever in a position to help others,” said Linda.
According to Linda, her husband had been thinking about his pay it forward plan for months as his health continued to decline.
She said she is extremely proud of husband to orchestrate the selfless act.
“A little overwhelming, but it does make me feel good and it makes me feel good that he did it,” said Linda. “The fact there is going to be so many people helped it’s a great legacy to him. I always knew he was a great man it’s nice to know other people will too.”
It gives Linda comfort knowing David’s mission down here is not done and perhaps inspires others reading this report.
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