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Christine and the Polar Plunge

Sunday, January 24, 2010



Isn't she SOMETHING! This is my beautiful granddaughter, Chrisine. As you can see from the photo, she is jumping into a pool of water. Not just ANY pool of water; this one is cold, Cold, COLD!

Christine is doing the Polar Plunge to raise money for Camp Sunshine, a camp for children who are fighting for their lives by battling life threatening diseases.

Chrisine lives in Massachusetts, and the Polar Plunge was held on Mt. Wachusetts. You can see from the on-lookers that it is VERY cold outside.

But my brave little darling Christini (called that by ONLY family members), has about the biggest, bravest heart you'd ever want to get to know.

Camp Sunshine is very important to our family. While Ally fought for her life against Leukemia, that Camp kept the family together many times.

It is a wonderful place where kids, no matter how ill, can be kids. No one stares at them, or points fingers at them, or laughs at them. No one avoids the kids because they are sick and look "different".

These children are loved and encouraged to challenge themselves far beyond what the parents think their kid can do. The kids come there sick. They leave there with much more confidence, wonderful memories and new friends.

It is a place where God has laid His hands, and it is blessed.

Over $10K was raised for this wonderful place.

How blessed we are that our family knows that to be "complete", we must all serve a Higher Cause than ourselves.

Christine did just that, and I am so very proud of her!

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LOVESCAMPING 1/28/2010 3:32PM

    What a beautiful grandchild. It looks like Christina has inherited her grandmother's deep caring and desire to do good for others.

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DARCEYOH 1/28/2010 2:23PM

    I get chills just reading about her jumping in there! brrrr!

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BIONICBETH 1/25/2010 11:02PM

    BEARWIFE, I know you and Cindy must be very proud of Christine. She's not only beautiful outside, but clearly beautiful inside as well. (And perhaps just a wee bit insane...I'm from S. NH...I know how cold it was that day!!!)

Thank you for posting, and sharing the cause with everybody!

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THE_SILVER_OWL 1/25/2010 9:35PM

    Christine is lovely, inside and out. What a wonderful example you have set by the work you do making quilts for children with Cancer.

I can not think of many gifts we can receive that are any sweeter than this: Show by example, and then see our children (or grandchildren) pick up the torch and blaze a new path of giving.

Hugs,
~JJ~

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BIZEEMOMTO3 1/25/2010 8:04PM

    You made me cry

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RELGRAM 1/25/2010 4:15PM

  Good for her! And good for your whole family! You, especially are an inspiration to SO many. YOU GO GIRL!

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GETFIT2LIVE 1/25/2010 2:53PM

    You have good reason to be proud--go Christine!

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NOTFATCAT 1/25/2010 10:58AM

    I sure wish there wasn't a need for places like Sunshine Camp. Kids shouldn't have to experience such dreadful experiences.
But, it is good there are people like your Christine and yourself that help those same kids have glimmers of good while they are experiencing their personal tragedies.

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SUESMITH73 1/25/2010 12:56AM

    We don't hear about the good things that kids do nearly often enough! Thanks for sharing this. You should be proud! emoticon

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BEVPRESLEY 1/24/2010 11:34PM

    Generous and brave, nice combination. The camps do a great service for suffering families. I'm proud of her too.

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KAROUSELL46 1/24/2010 10:12PM

    I can see why you are proud. Places like Camp Sunshine are so important to the kids and families. Good for your DGD Christine!...Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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