None! We don’t want gifts.

Yes, we really mean it. We already have stuff; we don’t need stuff. Hug a puppy for us or something.

You insist? Well, here are a few things that mean a lot to us:

Rich's father, George Trott

Rich's father, George Trott

Alzheimer’s Foundation

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George Trott passed away in the winter of 2007, after a long, painful struggle with Alzheimer’s. George left behind his wife Elaine, four children, three grandchildren, and a world that misses him. I also lost a dear loved one to Alzheimer’s, my Aunt Wanda. We wish George and Wanda could be with us on our wedding day, but since they cannot, please consider making a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in their memory. The Alzheimer’s Foundation provides support and care services for families dealing with the disease.

Jon Van Sciver and Craig Morgan

Jon Van Sciver and Craig Morgan

Equality California

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This is Jon Van Sciver and Craig Morgan. They were married in San Diego in 2008, during the time that same-sex marriage was legal in California. When I saw this picture, I cried: to me, it is so clearly a couple who love each other, are meant to be together. These families may not look like yours, but a hundred or two years ago, Rich and I would have been a scandalous pairing. We feel quite strongly that all loving, committed couples should have the exact same opportunity to make their commitment official that Rich and I have. Equality California works hard to make sure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have the same rights and opportunities as the rest of us.

The Brain Tumor Society supports both research and patient services.

National Brain Tumor Society

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Our wedding officiant and dear friend Jessica is a brain tumor survivor. So is Rich’s cousin Jeffrey. Humu’s aunt Carol lived a fulfilling life with a brain tumor for decades before succumbing. The Brain Tumor Society supports both brain tumor research and patient services.

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