Life for a Child

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank You from the Bottom of my Walking Shoes



Oh man.... has it really been a WEEK since I last posted?!?

Well, we ROCKED THE WALK this weekend! 

It was a little uncertain there for awhile...

On Thursday, Sweets went home from school early. Throwing up. With strep.

I had a cold all week... And finally lost my voice pretty much totally on Thursday.

My parents were supposed to pick up our shirts Thursday night. Only they weren't ready. Luckily my Mom... Put her foot down... And they were ready. Late - but done.

This combined with the sickness made delivering our shirts pretty much impossible.

Oh... And the shirts had bubblegum pink printing instead of HOT PINK. They are still cute... But...

Then Sweets moaned and cried all night long. Poor baby.

And the forecast called for RAIN and COLD.

BUT...

By Saturday, my voice was back. And so was her energy! The rain stayed away. It wasn't too cold. The shirts looked great. Lots of friends and family came to share the day.

And the walk was a success!

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who walked with us and donated to our team and supported us in all different ways. Because of you, the day was great! You make my girl feel like a princess! And for that, I am forever grateful!

Walk day is such a special time...

Sweets looks forward to it all year! She loves being with friends and family- all wearing the same shirts and walking for HER. She just BEAMS! And it's so important to her that people come. You might think she wouldn't pay attention.... But she does. One of her teachers and her teachers aide came and she was thrilled beyond belief! Of course, she loves having her buddies there! But she honestly looks for each person!

I love walk day!

I love the excitement. I love seeing all those people coming together for the same cause.

It's exciting and emotional all at the same time! Seeing our family and friends there to support us... I don't have words to express how much it means to us. Then combining that with all these other families doing the same thing.... And walk day is also starting to become a day where I get to see friends - other Mamas living this D life, other Mamas who get it (and Papas, too!), others who understand. It's just a special day!

We still are collecting money... So our total is not confirmed yet... But we will have raised at least.....

$13,000

That blows me away.

The generosity our family and friends continue to shower on us - and on all of us living with D, is simply astounding. My heart just overflows... We are truly touched by each donation - no matter how large or small. It's the kindness that matters. And it's just amazing!

You know, it's about more than raising money.
It's more than raising awareness.
It's more than the good times.
It's more than the cute shirts.

It's about a CURE.

It's about giving my little girl the best shot possible at a long, healthy life.

That is what it boils down to for me.

It's about Sweets. Keeping her healthy and alive for a long, long time.

And it's about your kids, too. It's about you.

So.... Thank You.

Thank you for your support.
Thank you for your donation.
Thank you for walking with us.
Thank you for reading.
Thank you for caring.
Thank you for getting involved.
Thank you for helping make our dreams come true.

Thank you for loving us.




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10 comments:

  1. yeah for a successful walk in more ways than monetarily! Enjoy this week :)

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  2. Awww...looks/sounds like a great time Hals!

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  3. Do your walkers buy their own t-shirt or do you provide them? Just trying to organize the logistics for our own walk.

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  4. Great walk and congrats on the fundraising - looks like a wonderful time!

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  5. WOW! Congrats to a successful Walk...and thank you because all that $$ you brought in helps us all :-) Our Walk is Sunday...can't wait!!

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  6. I always enjoy reading about others walk days....it's such a fun time and it's been such a big part of every year for our last 5 years!!! Sounds like it was incredibly successful for all sorts of reasons! Glad it all worked out despite the chaos in the days before :)

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  7. Way to go Team Sweets for your outstanding fundraising efforts!! We were very sorry to miss the walk this year. Glad that you had a good day for it after all!

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  8. Wow! That's a lot of money. You are amazing, Hallie.

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  9. I love Walk day too!!! :) So glad it all worked out for you. Great job fundraising!

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  10. Holy crap that is a lot of money!!

    THANK YOU! For putting your team together and going the extra mile even when your body wanted to stay in bed. Love you!

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