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One Dell computer for one good deed

February 12, 2002|staff report

Frazier Garris, 12, has been named the grand-prize winner in the "Do A Good Deed" essay contest sponsored by Brawley ophthalmologist George K. Ching and Valley Eye Care Medical Group.

Frazier was presented with a new Dell computer and is now qualified for a $15,000 Master Deeder scholarship sponsored by

Applying the ideal that "doctors heal people, but people heal the world," and its affiliates around the nation are implementing the contest to help motivate young people to become active in their communities and in turn, instill in them positive qualities such as innovation, self-motivation, self-esteem and the desire to help others.

Ching and other participating doctors across the country will continue this national weekly contest and award additional prizes. Individuals interested in participating can enroll online at under the "Do A Good Deed" section, contact Dr. Ching at 116 N. Plaza, Brawley, CA 92227, or phone 344-4330.


Frazier is a sixth-grader at Phil Swing Elementary School in Brawley. His guardian is Donna Nelson.

Here is Frazier's winning essay:

I have done many good deeds in my life and I have done many bad deeds that I am not very proud of, but one good deed that changed my life is when I made honor roll all four quarters for the first time in my life and my behavior improved.

Before I made this big improvement with my grades and my behavior I didn't like school and I didn't like to follow rules until I was taken from my mom. Then I came to Brawley to live with my godmother, who taught me the right way of life. As I grew older I started to understand what she was telling me. My goal in life is to play for the NBA and be as good as Michael Jordan. I want to be a successful man in life and I know that I can do anything I want to do if I put my mind to it.

During my improvement I helped people feel good about themselves. I went to counseling for a long time and I was very helpful to her. She helped me when I had problems. I am glad that my godmother is with me. I feel safe with her and I know she will always be by my side.

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