Monday, December 09, 2013
Laurie had her third chemo treatment this past week and like too many before her, she shaved her head wearing this as a badge of courage and hope. She has good days and better days, but through it all she is staying strong in her convictions and believes; courageous and so inspiring.
The fund raiser brought out hundreds of supporters. There were two venues going on that day. $6100 was raised at one and still don't know the total from the second one.
Needless to say it was an emotional day. We were all so moved by the great support system in place for Laurie. One event I have to mention: people signed up to raise money to shave their heads. Laurie's DH, Bob, who I might add is one of those men, along with some of his friends, always took great pride in their hair. Someone put up $300 for Bob to shave his head and of course he did....proudly showing his loving support. Another handful of his friends did the same...supporting both Laurie and Bob.
One of the gals at the event signed up to raise $1000 to shave her beautiful blond hair. I'm not sure if she thought that raising that kind of money was possible....but we did it. Tears flowed all around, but Dawn let Laurie shave her locks off.....just awesome!
As for DH and me.... we are doing well. Now that this event is done we can concentrate on staying healthy (so we can continue visiting with Laurie) and oh yes, Christmas is just around the corner so we better finish up our decos and shopping and wrapping and get some cookies baked and well you get the picture.....so much to do, but what gets done gets done....to top it off our son from Portland will be in town at the end of the month. He is standing up for his oldest friend's wedding on Jan. 3rd.
We hope to see him for a day or two.
I want to thank all of you for your on going support with comments and goodies. Truly keeps me going knowing just how much my extended family cares. I love you all.
Well, I need to shovel some more snow from last night so thanks for stopping by. Have a healthy day. Hug the ones you love. ((HUGS)) from me.