"There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else."
From: The Universal Bank of Infinite Abundance (UBIA)
Officially approved by the CEO of the Universe
Administrator: Angel of Abundance
July 5, 2009
Deposit into YOUR account: $130,000 - One hundred thirty thousand dollars
Recently my daughter, a counselor, brought the following story to my attention. It became an opportunity for me to make a humanitarian gesture to not only support this family with my prayers but also a monetary gift. A story like this one is another wake up call for all of us to be thankful for all that we DO have—putting into practice the Laws of the Universe, knowing we have “plenty to share, with some to spare”! Afterall, what portion of $130,000 would we share with someone who is reaching out in time of need?
Since you may also be a personal friend of ours, you may get an email as well. If so, please just delete one--thanks for understanding!
Robyn says: “Hi all! This email comes as a shock to me and a reminder of how things can change in a hurry. As I am in the same position as Dr. Matthew Johnson in private practice, I can too clearly imagine some of what he is going through not being able to do what you love and what feeds the family! This is a man that I have met, have consulted w/ on the phone about starting my private practice as well as regarding clients and families. His book (check out the website, it is awesome! www.family-rules.com) is fantastic and I have been using it, giving it to clients, and referring families to his program for 2-3 years now. Since I know him, I have not called any of the phone #'s he lists to verify this story, but would not blame you if you wanted to. All I ask is that you search your hearts and do what is right and feasible for you. I feel moved to send what I can (maybe more than once). He is right w/ the statement too, that we cannot assume others are helping him out, especially w/ the economy and things tight as they are. Whatever small amount we can send WILL help out, and his work deserves to continue to help others all over the world and in turn help him in a time of need! THANK YOU, and again, do what feels right!
Robyn Yost, MA, LPC
P.S. And one last thing.....he very generously offers an autographed copy of his new book. I know the book is PHENOMENAL, and highly recommend it, but at the same time, if it doesn't apply to you or someone you know, maybe you would like to indicate that he keep your copy to sell? Up to you all.........!”
Dr. Johnson writes: I'm desperately begging for your help! Please help my family too!! Dear Family, Friends, and Professional Colleagues,
First things first: This is NOT a scam letter. I’m a married man, a psychologist, and I have four children. In January of 2009, I sustained
a SEVERE CLOSED HEAD BRAIN INJURY and I’ve been without work for the past six months. I know some of us Americans are all going through economic hard times at this point in our lives. However, out of major medical and financial desperation, I am writing you because I strongly believe that my present circumstances are more emotionally and physically overwhelming than you could ever imagine. As I have already shared with you, I have been without work for 6 months. I have depleted all assets, and at present, I do not qualify for unemployment benefits or social security disability. Please believe me. I’ve tried and tried. I have creditors calling me every day and my credit is shot. I swear to you, this is a true story. If you feel it necessary to verify whether or not this is a true story, please consider calling the following contact phone numbers: Dr. Matthew A. Johnson (Cell: 1-541-499-2816/Hm: 1-541-956-5942); My wife, Amanda Johnson (Cell: 1-541-499-2821/Hm: 1-541-956-5942); My elderly father, Arthur H. Johnson (Cell: 1-541-450-0980); My best friend, Dr. Marquis Nuby (1-940-536-9059); and my family physician, Dr. Robin Miller (1-541-842-9433).
Prior to sustaining my Severe Closed Head Brain Injury in January of 2009, I was a psychologist in private practice in beautiful
divorce settlement. Group Homes, Residential Treatment Facilities, and Psychiatric Hospitals were using my “Positive Parenting” program too. This was the fastest growing parenting program in the
Then in January of 2009, while on a speaking tour in
were locked. I got the attention of the hotel clerk behind the counter. She pressed a button and waved for me to come inside the hotel. I opened the door and ducked to walk under the standard 6 foot 8 inch door jam. I stand 6 feet 10 inches with my shoes on. Well, unbeknownst to me, hidden behind the closed door (and without a warning sign) was a solid metal four inch magnetic box hanging down from the door jamb which lowered the clearance level down to 6 feet 4 inches high. WHAM!!!!! I caught the full impact of the tip of the pointy corner of the solid metal box onto the top left frontal lobe of my head and ended up in the EMERGENCY ROOM 15 minutes later.
Yes, I hit the floor and passed out. Everything was white and fuzzy. Afterwards, the hotel clerk said that my head hit the box so hard that it sounded as if my head should have come off my body when I hit it.
Well, I got my complete speech back three months later. However, I've been really struggling to get my short-term memory and my cognitive-processing abilities back ever since then. I'm also struggling with light sensitivity (i.e., I have to wear sunglasses about 90% of the time) and noise
sensitivity issues. I also have emotional regulation problems which means I'm in the running for "A-Hole" of the year. Finally, I've been experiencing non-stop pain since the day I hit my head in January of this year. On a scale of 1 to 10, without medication, I'm constantly experiencing a 7 or an 8. When I'm on pain medication, my pain level is as low as a 2 or a 3.
Ever since January of 2009, my pain levels have spiked up to 10's on several occasions. In the past six weeks, they have escalated to 10's on three occasions and I have ended up in the emergency rooms in order to break the pain cycles. Recently, I was in the
The reason why I am writing you this letter of desperation is because I have been an unemployed psychologist for six months. I have not been able to see any private practice clients for six months because it would be unethical for me to do so (i.e., severe short-term memory and cognitive processing impairment issues along with emotional regulation problems). Also, I have been unable to speak in my usual 80 cities per year all over the
specialists in Bend, OR and Seattle, WA who understand "Post-Concussive Syndrome."
I’ve pretty much already told you just how bad my finances are. I cry myself to sleep every night. Yes, I have an attorney to help litigate the case in
begging for money. Are you beginning to catch on as to how desperate I truly must be to have to write a letter like this to you?
In the mean time, my only means of making any kind of an income is by selling my self-published positive parenting books (English and Spanish)
and my seminar on DVD via my website. The nice thing about the six months of down time is that I've had plenty of time to revise my book, "Positive Parenting with a Plan (Grades K-12): FAMILY Rules". I've had several friends with healthy brains to help me catch all of my editing mistakes. My parenting book is being used all over the
This is where you come in. I am desperately asking and/or begging you for your help. Due to my Severe Closed Head Brain Injury, I have no income. Due to my Severe Closed Head Brain Injury, I have no potential of working for another six to eighteen months. Therefore, I'm asking and/or begging you to consider helping me and my family out. I'm asking and/or begging you to consider simply writing out a $25, $50, $75, $100, or a larger check out to (PLEASE mail the check to my self-publisher – NOT to me):
Intermedia Publishing Group
(In the Memo Section of your check, Please designate Dr. Matthew A. Johnson as the recipient of your very generous gift). In return, I will send you a FREE autographed copy of my revised book. This is NOT a tax deductable gift but I will give you a BIG hug! ....and that's a BIG HUG coming from someone whose 6'9" tall and 320 lbs.
Please understand that there is no way on God's green earth that I would ever be writing you a letter like this if I wasn't in an extremely
emotional, physical, and financial desperate situation. It humbles me to the point of tears to have to write this letter but I don't know what else to do in order to feed my children. What I am asking you do be mindful of is to NOT be that one person who thinks there’s going to be enough other
people doing your job that you don’t need to step up to the plate and be your brother’s keeper. If there’s a still small voice inside your mind
encouraging you to write that check, will you please listen to it and please help out my desperate family? PLEASE!!!!
If the situation was reversed, I promise you that I wouldn't even hesitate to send you a check because that's the kind of guy I am. I seriously need
your help right now. I wouldn't be asking if I didn't need your help. If you would like to forward this e-mail on to your family, friends, loved ones, church, synagogue, and/or other listservs or the media, I would appreciate anyone's and everyone's help that I can get. In the end, by helping me out by increasing my book inventory, you're ultimately helping to make my book available to parents so they can do a better job of parenting with their children which makes our world a better place to live in for all of us. I promise that I will send you a FREE autographed copy of my book.
Thank you for your time and careful consideration. If you need to talk with me about my request for your financial help, please feel free to call me
on my cell phone: 1-541-499-2816
Dr. Matthew A. Johnson
P.S. Please don’t put off sending in your check. Every little bit helps and my family sincerely needs that little bit of help right now. God bless you for taking the time to respond!!!
Intermedia Publishing Group
I would really appreciate it if you would take the time to forward this e-mail to all your family members, friends, coworkers, church members,
and other listservs in order to share our story as well as our needs. Thank you!!!
I receive by giving to others!
I give and always have more to give.
I trust that when I do my share, life always supports me.
LET’S see how much good our $130,000 can do!