Wednesday, March 10, 2010

and now presenting… Day 481 10MAR10

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Boy and Girl of the Year.

Joshua and Madison.

Joshua was one of the guests of honor tonight as the LLS kicked off their annual fundraising event for Man and Woman of the Year. For the next 10 weeks the candidates will raise money for the LLS and the winners will be crowned Man and Woman of the Year. It was a great kick off and the candidates are really wonderful. We sat at the front of the room with Madison's family and both Renee and Madison's dad Glen got up and spoke to all the people with the kids sitting next to them on the stage. It is still a very emotional event for me to hear the stories of our kids and their fight against the cancer that has invaded their little bodies. The tears come as easily as they did those many months ago when we started this journey. I imagine it always will be that way.

The kids took pictures with the candidates, walked around the room helping to sell raffle tickets and generally were just cute and wonderful. We are thrilled that Joshua was chosen to help represent this wonderful organization and support the fund raising efforts of the candidates. I know that they will work hard to raise both funds and awareness over the next few months.

In the midst of all the noise and commotion I looked over and took this picture of Jarrod with Madison's little brother Liam. Jarrod is such a wonderful and caring guy and I for one am very proud of how he is growing up.

We all had a good time this evening and wish all the candidates good luck in their fundraising efforts.


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

You and Madison will make stellar representatives for LLS. I cannot imagine anyone refusing your requests for help.

And Jarrod - you have one of the most gentle and kind hearts anyone could ever encounter.

I am very proud of you both.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Liane Jamason - WOTY Candidate said...

You did great - what an amazing story.