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Guest Blog:  Sue Jorgensen shares her VIP Experience with Lisa LoCicero and Dominic Zamprogna on the set of ABC’s General Hospital.  Sue was the winning bidder for the VIP Experience through CharityBuzz.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is a wonderful organization that helps make dreams come true for many people.  Most often it’s the dream of owning a home, but in my case it was the dream of spending time with a couple of my favorite actors from ABC’s daytime television show General Hospital.
I recently traveled to Los Angeles to attend General Hospital’s Fan Club Weekend.  It’s an event that is held every July.  While there a friend and I had the opportunity to have lunch with two of the soap opera’s actors, Lisa LoCiceroand Dominic Zamprogna.  It had started out as a get together for cocktails and appetizers, but due to some heavy filming days on the set, it turned into lunch at the studio.  And what an experience that turned into!
We were escorted down the hall to the green room to wait to for Lisa and Dominic while they were filming and as we passed the make up room I took a quick peak to see who was inside.  Standing in the door was the lovely Jane Elliot, and standing right behind her was somebody I never thought I would see in person, Anthony Geary!!!  (Part of the famed Luke and Laura.)  I knew from that moment on that this was going to be a magical day.
We saw and even met some of the actors whom I have enjoyed most throughout all my years of watching General Hospital.  We saw John J. York, Maurice Benard, Kristina Wagner, Kirsten Storms, Kelly Sullivan, Bradford Anderson, Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco and the other half of the Luke and Laura duo, Genie Francis. 
Sitting in the green room watching some of these soap veterans filming was beyond amazing.  Watching them on TV every day is one thing, but to see them in person doing their craft is another.  It was an experience that I will never forget.  I cannot wait to see the final product when those episodes air in about 4 weeks.
I owe a huge thank you to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Jo-An Turman, the people at General Hospital, and especially to Lisa and Dominic for being so wonderful to their fans and spending such quality time with us.  It was a very special day and I will cherish those memories for a lifetime.
Dreams do come true.
Sue Jorgensen       

All proceeds benefit our organization and we are grateful to Lisa and Dominic for their generous donation and long-time support.  To bid on VIP experiences like this one, please visit our Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity silent auction items on CharityBuzzthroughout the year.

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About Erin Rank
Erin Rank is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity L.A. Please see more of her posts on this blog as well as google+.

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