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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...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dallas Summit

Last week I took off for Dallas to attend the High Plains Summit for the American Cancer Society. I was there two years ago to represent Platte County as their was just as amazing this year as 2008. However, this year when I went it was for a different reason! I was recently named "Hero of Hope" for 2011 to represent the state of Nebraska! I, along with a cancer survivor, will share our stories of HOPE (sharing Charli's story and my story of a caregiver) to events across the state as needed. I am excited to take part in other Relay events as well as meet so many survivors and well as share hope with some who need it more than we know. It truly is a once in a life time opportunity! I met some amazing people this weekend from Nebraska, Kansas, , Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Hawaii, and Guam! What an honor to be among so many true heroes!

Here are a few pictures from the event...I left Wednesday and got home late Saturday night. Was full of smiles to spend the day with the kids...who didn't miss me because their father took amazing care of them while I was gone!! There is no denying that I would not be able to do any of this if it were not for Chad's support in ways like this!! I am blessed!!

beautiful sun on my flight!!

my fellow nebraska hero :-) (Michelle!!)

Robbin * Susan * Brenda * Stephanie (all associated with the Platte Co event!)

Charli was on display for the entire trip for all 1,000+ to see while there!! I thought she might think it was neat to see me by the picture...she really didn't care!

center stage!

"profiles of hope" the stories of the amazing people I spent my weekend with!


Jen said...

I just think that is so cool Brenda! You ARE changing lives! Amazing!

The Hudcaps said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip. You are an inspiration to all.

Deqlan said...

wow looks amazing, well well done Brenda!!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! So glad your trip went well and that you had fun! You will make an amazing HOH!!! What an honor! Love ya!