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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

One event down...

So...the game is here and gone and I am still standing!!!
Saturday we had a wedding in Lincoln - Chad's cousin got married so we stayed down there so Charli could enjoy dancing and swimming as part of her big weekend! She really enjoyed dancing around with everyone and by herself...she is such a doll - I can't stand it sometimes :)
Sunday morning we took off and came home to start the big day of the game!! Charli was great all day, she ran around and played...enjoying the big open spaces!
We were a little disappointed with the turnout for the game, not to in ANY WAY discount those who did come! We were so pleasantly surprised by the faces that we saw, it warmed our hearts! But, there were a few that were missing that were noticed - but that is life I guess!! Our goal was 250 people and $1,000 to raise for our team. We only had about 115 attend, BUT - we raised $800!! Those who came were beyond generous and left us speechless once again! Thanks to all of those who were able to come out and support the Huskers & the "Charli's Angels"!!
Thanks to those who helped make the day possible!! Big thanks to Humphrey High who allowed us to host the event in their space! Also thank you to the fellow "Charli's Angels" team members who helped in the event with posters, setting up, tearing down, taking care of Charli...and everything else that made the day go smoothly!
We got a HUGE surprise when Lane (his link is to the right!) walked in with his family!! They came to the game from Norfolk - it was awesome to have another childhood cancer warrior there to help people see who and what we are fighting for!! We had never met their family, and sadly the day was so rushed and so blurry that we didn't get a good opportunity to talk with them, but I know my sisters loved on Lane quiet a bit!! What a blessing that boy is, I am happy to have met him, but sorry we didn't get to spend more time together...another time we hope, when it is a little less hectic!!! Please visit Lane Fickler's site to the left he is a Leukemia fighter...and in our hearts forever!!!!
Enjoy the pictures!!
they gym was full of posters like this one!! We wanted it to feel like a "real" game!!

this poster was the entire length of the court...listing facts about childhood cancer, cold-hard facts.


kids (big and small!!) getting autographs after the game!

Charli dancing with the bride and groom!

Charli reading to her bear...nice hair Charli!!

probably my favorite poster!! DEFENCE AGAINST CANCER!! I hope we can use this again!!

Charli really liked looking at the players and they were so good with her!!

Charli swimming with Uncle Brad before the wedding dance!!

the beautiful flowers my wonderful husband sent me for my birthday...what a guy!!!!


Gavin Robert Wiechman said...

Brenda! I am so terrible, I am so sorry that I forgot your birthday. What a terrible friend I am. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a nice turnout for your Husker Hoops! Love Charli's hair and her reading to the bear...priceless.

Miss you!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures. Keeping you in my prayers. Carolyn Wing grandma to Laura Stage IV neuroblastoma pagename LauraVDB

Anonymous said...

Look at you in your BIG STARS!! You look great Brenda. These are great pics-and whoever made the signs and banners for the BB game did a wonderful job. I love all the pictures and your Birthday flowers Chad sent are beautiful.