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And that is why I never put any of my coinage into those tins or fishbowls at the checkout line. I know, they are heartbreaking, but you never know when you are being taken. And I speak from personal experience. Six years ago when my brother had a stroke and became disabled, his friends and other well-wishers organized a benefit concert on his behalf. When I got wind of the effort, I called the organizer and asked her not to have such an event. They claimed that my brother had unpaid medical bills and were just trying to help. I explained that all his bills were paid and was therefore unnecessary to hold an event on his behalf. She held the event anyway. They raised about $1,000.00. She gave it to my brother. He did not know what to do with it. It was a burden we did not want to bear, given all that happened to my brother. In the end, we donated the money to a foundation connected to the rehabilitation center my brother visited.