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Warminster Rotary Pays Back Act of Kindness

Beth and Brigid Dailey received a $2,500 donation from Warminster Rotary Tuesday afternoon.

Warminster Rotary President Daniel Finello (L) presents a $2,500 check to Beth (C) and Brigid Dailey. Photo by James Boyle.
Warminster Rotary President Daniel Finello (L) presents a $2,500 check to Beth (C) and Brigid Dailey. Photo by James Boyle.
Warminster Rotary Club President and District Judge Dan Finello thought the annual search for a township family would be a little bit easier when his fellow rotarians reached out to local organization Athletes Helping Athletes for some suggestions. Then something unexpected happened.

"Athletes Helping Athletes suggested Beth Dailey and her daughter Brigid," said Finello. "When we contacted them, Beth told us she thought another family needed more help than her. That's never happened before."

Based on Beth's suggestion, Warminster Rotary directed their 2013 fundraising efforts toward Blake Emsley and his family, culminating in a $5,000 check presented to the Emsleys in December.

Finello was pleased with the outcome, but he still wanted to recognize the Daileys' selfless act. Beth and Brigid attended Warminster Rotary's weekly lunch on Tuesday at Giuseppe's and received a $2,500 check from the organization.

"We wanted to start the new year off right," said Finello.

Brigid, a fourth-grader at Davis Elementary, was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum when she was three-years-old, but has maintained an active lifestyle by playing sports through the Athletes helping Athletes Organization and dancing ballet at the Dance Art Conservatory in Hatboro. Last year, Beth had a scare when her daughter began suffering seizures.

"They started in May," said Beth. "We were at Children's Hospital Of Pennsylvania for eight days before they told us that she had epilepsy. We found out that is common for girls diagnosed with autism."

Beth suspects that her frequent trips to CHOP with Brigid for testing and check-ups since the diagnosis prompted her nomination for Warminster Rotary's annual donation. 

"We're doing okay, and I just thought somebody else needed that money more than we did," said Beth.
Beth Hun January 08, 2014 at 10:52 AM
What an awesome article to read, its nice to know there are people out there helping others in need.
Cindy Browne January 08, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Love this story!
Kelly Emsley January 08, 2014 at 11:48 AM
We could not ask for people kinder than Beth Brigid or Athletes Helping Athletes in our lives. We are truly blessed!!! The Emsley Family
Beth Rokuskie January 08, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Beth is a good friend of mine, so I am not surprised at her stating someone else needed it more. She is a wonderful mother and role model for Brigid. We need more parents like her- so proud of you Beth!!
David Holewinski January 09, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Well deserved Beth, you have always thought of others before you thought about yourself. Mary Pat and I are so very happy for you and Brigid.

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