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!