“I realized that I’ve got family all over the world. Everywhere I go, because my fans really show me the love and I love them just as much.” ~ Michael Jackson
Last year, we were fortunate enough to visit Holly Terrace on Michael’s birthday and lingered a little longer than planned. Just before departing a woman came with copies of the Los Angeles Daily News and kindly showed us a full page ad dedicated to Michael from fans from all over the world.
We were so touched by this that we vowed that next year we would find the group responsible for this special tribute and support their next endeavor.
On facebook a beautiful soul from California, by the name of Jody La coordinates this loving effort. We spoke to her and she kindly explained how this effort formulated:
” We were talking about missing Michael and someone suggested that we send flowers to represent a certain number of days that we were missing Michael. I don’t remember who actually came up with the 1000. It was definitely a group effort. We were all inspired just by our love for Michael and really the sisterhood and bonds we have formed because of it. The silver lining in the dark cloud of losing Michael, has been gaining all these wonderful friends from all over the world. I have been bringing messages to Michael for these girls for a few years. It is the least I can do, since I am here and they are all so far away. They just want to be able to send their love to him and like I said before I am honored to bring their messages and love to him. The only thing is of course, I wish he were here to see how much we love him.”
On March 21, 2012, (which happened to be 1000 days since Michael had been gone) this group of fans from all over the world came together and had 1001 roses sent inside to Michael with the flags from each country that participated-
It is so important to keep Michael’s legacy alive and this group is so filled with the spirit of Michael. Jody says she is “honored to be able to give fans from all over the world the opportunity to send in a flower and message to Michael because his fans are truly amazing.”
We truly believe in Michael’s goodness and his ability to look beyond race, culture and creed and just love unconditionally inspires us – It is his message of brotherhood that brought this group together and the same mission that will make more and more people join it.
Jody explained futher about the Ad – “On June 25, 2012, some Italian fans had done a small ad, in their local newspaper expressing how much they missed Michael. I thought it was so beautiful, so I suggested it to the 1000 days group. We thought we would be a bit different and try to educate in a way others who don’t know who Michael is and try to continue his legacy in some way. So we decided to use a picture of Michael along with one of his quotes. The idea is also to put something positive in the news on each anniversary of his death as well as his birth.”
This June 25th the goal of this group is to purchase a different full page ad with an inspirational quote and picture of Michael again in the LA -Daily News and send inside Holly Terrace 1462 roses ( the number of days Michael has been missed) Please join in this endeavor –
Facebook – Four years missing Michael ~1462 days without Michael. and their Pay pal email to buy your roses and contribute toward the Ad- missingMichael1000days@yahoo.com
You may also use the same email to send the message you wish to be included in the Message Book.
We will make every effort to update the rose count on a timely basis but do please check the facebook for important updates from Jody La.
6/10/2013 UPDATE- From Jody –
“First we have made the goal for a full page ad in the Daily News ♥ and
Second, I just spoke to Forest Lawn and they have lowered the prices on the roses to $3 each!! So now we have 350 roses. ♥ Can we get to 500 roses by Friday? Thank you all for your participation and support ♥ Make sure you send your message to go with your rose or roses ♥” Paypal missingMichael1000days@yahoo.com