Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Telethon time

Today the district is buzzing to get ready for the telethon tomorrow. The high school is having their dress rehearsal all day today, and the schools are anxious to see "Finley on TV" tomorrow. We are so excited for this telethon and what it means for our RDH12 Fund this year. We have no words to express how grateful we are that we were chosen for this event.

 So please watch the telethon. It will be on Thursday morning from 9am-12pm. And it will be repeated daily for the week of Christmas from 7pm-11pm. You can watch it on the internet by going HERE:

And if you want to call in and make a donation, you call THIS number:
Credit cards are being accepted - you can call in and make your donation like that.

 The telethon will be fun to watch - they will have talent, and special visitors, and contest. The kids have worked so hard. I can't wait to see it all put together tomorrow.

 Today is Arlington's last day of school until after break. So the whole family will be with us tomorrow for the telethon, as well as another RDH12 family - the Fiore's. Please visit "Bella's Buddies" HERE. (click on here to see their site) And the Pryor family made a video of their family and how they feel for the telethon that will be aired. So RDH12 will have many faces tomorrow. Cute ones at that.

 Please visit and Learn about LCA. Learn what having this means for Finley and other kids like her.

 This Christmas we are thankful for a lot of things. Our health is good, we have a warm house, and presents under the tree. But above all that, we are thankful that Finley still has her sight. And that she has so many Fighters that are helping us make it so that she will always have it.

 This time of year, I put things in perspective. We all get crazy around the holidays. Things don't go as planned. We don't get to see everyone we want to and wrap our arms around all of our loved ones. Pies get burned. Dinner doesn't taste as good as you hoped. But I don't let those things get in the way because of the shoes we have to walk in as a family. We are devastated with Finley's diagnosis, and even though we put on a brave front, we know what is coming for our little girl without a cure. So the little things just don't matter as much. I shrug my shoulders and remember what is truly important to me.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything all of you have done for Finley and our family this year. Mat and I would not feel so empowered if we didn't have the backing of our (1000) new friends.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hannakauh, Happy Kwanza, and Happy Holidays!

Since Saturday is Christmas, you will not be hearing from me unless the day turns into a sugar crash early for the kids. So I will update on Sunday or Tuesday.

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