Make Happiness Happen

Make Happiness Happen

In ways big and small Geena the Latina & Frankie V are trying to help "Make Happiness Happen" in San Diego. Here's where we share stories about people who needed a helping hand - we promise they will make you smile =)

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July 27, 2021 7 min
Elizabeth reached out to Geena and Frankie to Make Happiness Happen for her husband Glen! Elizabeth describes her husband as extraordinary! The couple has been together for 14 years and Elizabeth describes Glen as the most selfless, caring and supportive man she knows! Recently, Elizabeth quit her job without discussing it with Glen and instead of being upset and questioning her decision, he was super supportive and stepped up ...
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Trisha reached out to Geena and Frankie to make happiness happen for her mother Gladys. Trisha shared with the show that her and husband run a business together and over the year they have been understaffed. In order to help alleviate the stress, Gladys moved down to San Diego to her help daughter out. Trisha is extremely grateful for her mother’s help. Trisha describes her mother as selfless and never complains when she comes ...
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This is Father’s Day week and listener Kim wanted reached out to Geena and Frankie to Make Happiness Happen for Henry. Henry is firefighter with Cal Fire who is not only an amazing husband and but he is amazing father to his three sons. Being a firefighter is not a normal 9 to 5 job. He is constantly working and sometimes cannot spend time with his family Kim, who is also a co-worker to Henry, describes him as caring, nurturing,...
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Vanessa reached out to Geena and Frankie to Make Happiness Happen for her Fiancé, Alex (Alejandro). Vanessa and Alex have been together for about 5 years and Alex has stepped up to be the father figure to Vanessa’s three children from a previous relationship. Alex is hard-working and takes great care of the household. He works 2 jobs and works 7 days a week. Usually Alex is gone in the morning and doesn’t come back until aro...
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Aimee reached out to Geena and Frankie to Make Happiness Happen for her fiancé, Robert. Robert is a local rapper in San Diego and back in 2008 Frankie V was featured in a song with Robert called “Frankie’s Neighborhood” Unfortunately, Robert was diagnosed with leukemia last year and spent multiple weeks in the hospital until he was able to get a transplant. Aimee noted that last year was difficult for their family. Since the dia...
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Joesph wanted to Make Happiness Happen for his boss, Dr. Stephanie Cherqui. Dr. Cherqui operates a research lab at UCSD that specializes in searching for genetic cures to orphaned genetic diseases. Research labs have been hit hard during the pandemic and it has been difficult to keep employees paid. Joesph said that his boss has sacrificed so much for her research group and has exemplified kindness during the pandemic by making...
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Melody reached out to Geena and Frankie for Make Happiness Happen for her friend and roommate Tawnya. Tawnya is a first responder who works as a 911 dispatcher and Melondy describes Tawnya as one of the strongest women she knows! This year has been very challenging for Tawnya. Unfortunately, Tawnya lost her father earlier this year and her husband has been out of work due to a serious accident. Melody and Tawnya have an incre...
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Teacher Appreciation Week happens during the first week of May and listener Wendy wanted to nominate her staff for Make Happiness Happen! Wendy is the Preschool Director at San Carlos Preschool and her staff of 24 employees have worked hard following all the COVID-19 rules and regulations and have gone above and beyond to create a safe and healthy environment for the 154 young children they serve. Fortunately, the preschool have...
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Administrative Professionals Day happens on April 21st and Irma reached out to Geena and Frankie to nominate her front office team for Make Happiness Happen. Irma's team consist of Alba, Mariana, Heidi, and herself and they all work at the Sharp Chula Vista Barnhart Cancer Center. Her team mainly works with radiation patients. The team of four are all hard working but faced many challenges during pandemic. Irma said that her...
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Jackie reached out to Geena and Frankie to her mother, Sandra, for Make Happiness Happen! Jackie describes her mother as the rock of the family and is one the strongest women she knows! Unfortunately, one of Jackie's sisters lost custody of their children and Sandra decided to take in her children. Sandra is working two jobs to take care on Jackie's other sister, but now her grandchild. Jackie is hoping that Geena and...
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Sisters, Taylor and Alyssa, reached out to Geena and Frankie to nominate their dad, Matt, for Make Happiness Happen! Matt is a hardworking single dad to Taylor and Alyssa and his girls describe him as a hero. Matt experienced a lot of heartbreak and hardships after Taylor and Alyssa's mother left but always remained positive. Taylor shared that their dad has always worked 7 days a week to make sure that they were taken care a...
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Listener Celia reached out to Make Happiness Happen for her neighbors, Martha and Shilo. Last month, Shilo went out for a motorcycle ride and ended up in a very serious accident. A pickup truck made an unexpected left turn cutting in the path of Shilo at highway speeds. He has several broken bones and went through multiple surgeries. He has a long road to recovery and will be out of work for a long period of time. Currently, his ...
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Netflix is releasing, YES DAY starring Jennifer Garner today! So in honor of this we are selecting one lucky teacher to have their own Yes Day! Teachers have really been one of the true heroes the past year, so we want to look into giving one special teacher in San Diego a YES DAY! We called the unsuspecting teacher to surprise them today with $500 for their class and $500 for themselves!
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Yasmin nominated her brother, Anthony, for Make Happiness Happen. Anthony was involved in a hit and run by a drunk driver. He was left with many injuries including a broken leg, pelvis, and collapsed lung. Anthony is known to be the life of the party, his presence smile and positive energy is basically the glue to his family.  Anthony was diagnosed with Type l diabetes a year before he graduated and it has been rough for both Ant...
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Aaron Majors is a football coach with the Skyline Youth Football and Cheer organization and he needs San Diego's help to raise money after people recently broke in and damaged their snack bar and equipment storage facility. The organization were able to clean up most of the damages but they still need help before the new season begins. Thanks to our friends at Batta Fulkerson Law Group we were able to contribute to reaching ...
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Alanea nominated her friend and neighbor, Cara and her family for Make Happiness Happen! At the start of the pandemic Cara lost her job due to massive layoffs and has been struggling to pay bills, purchase food, and now is possibly facing eviction. Cara's family relying on her husband's income to pay the bills until Cara can find employment. She has been seeking work but can not find any employment that will be accommoda...
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February 16, 2021 7 min
Jennifer nominated her longtime friend Carla for Make Happiness Happen. Carla is a kind hearted loving person who does not hesitate to put others before herself. Carla is a single mother of 5 and is facing financial hardships. She is working two jobs to provide for her for kids, however, she is barely making rent and her phone was shut off because she paid her daughter's phone bill instead of hers. Thanks to our friends at ...
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February 9, 2021 6 min
Listener Janelle wanted to nominate her mother Johanna for Make Happiness Happen. Unfortunately, Johanna caught Covid 19 that later developed into pneumonia around Christmas. Johnna spent the holidays alone and has now been out of work for over a month because she hasn’t fully recovered. Janelle is a college student and is using her school savings to help pay for bills and house necessities. Johanna's 40th birthday is coming...
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This weeks Make Happiness Happen recipient Is Mirayah! Mirayah has been a Girl Scout for 3 years and many would describe her as a hard worker with a heart of gold. In second grade during the Thanksgiving holiday break she decided she wanted to start a toy drive at her school. She was concerned that there were kids that wouldn’t get toys and she wanted to do something about it. She wrote a letter to her principal with her plans. The...
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Listener Janelle wanted to nominate her longtime family friend Jaime for Make Happiness Happiness. Jaime is a chef that works in downtown and has been doing everything that he can for him and his two-year-old son after his hours were cut at the restaurant. Being a single father is difficult and Janelle is hoping that Jaime can receive any form of assistance (i.e. groceries and clothes for his son). With the help from our friends ...
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