Patti Allen lives in Belmont Shore, Ca., where she owns and operates Holly�s Hallmark store. Patti learned the retail business while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She was fortunate enough to be able to be a �stay at home� mom until her divorce in 1991. She is very involved in her community and is a board member of the local business association. She is also active in Breast Friends, a mentor group at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. From the proceeds from Beanie Baby sales, she established a non-profit organization called Givingtwice. Because of this organization, she was able to donate funds to Breast Friends. She also gives an annual scholarship to one of her employees who is going on to college. Givingtwice has also been involved in the seasonal decorating of Belmont Shore with banners and lighted Christmas trees in the medians. She has 2 other sons, Brad and Ryan. Brad is living at home but will be leaving for the University of Alabama in the fall and Ryan lives in San Francisco where he manages a popular restaurant called Harry�s HofBrau.