It officially feels like fall here in the Valley. The mornings are crispy, the afternoons sunny and the HOPE WALK 2013 was today. I feel like the Hope Walk always kicks off the start to the fall season for me. It was a great day full of hope with lots of walkers and cruisers. There were many beautiful kiddos and their families … and stories full of hope. Kids that couldn’t walk last year, took steps across the finish line today, and kiddos with their darling bald heads from Chemo last year had locks and curls as they passed us by this year. There were also those little ones, like Wylder, that were with us only in spirit today … it is always such a day of relection.
The HOPE KIDS were so grateful to all of you that donated books … the last of the books (80 it total) donated by you for Wylder’s birthday were passed out today. The kids were simply delighted. Sometimes a picture is simply worth a thousand words, so check out these photos from our beautiful morning.
HOPE KIDS is just an amazing organization we feel so blessed to be involved with. Bridget, Lisa and many others work so hard everyday to plan events and activities to keep the kids, their sibling and families spirits lifted all year … providing hope to over 900 families here in Arizona. WOW. Big shout out to my mom and gal pal Alexa for hanging with me and showing your support today.
Here is a little video just as the walkers were about to take off … tear jerker … click here IMG_0762
Wylder, I missed you today, as I do everyday. We hope you saw your special balloon release as we celebrated you when the walk was complete. Thank you for introducing me to this community Wylder, and the kids just love your books and lessons … a little piece of you is with so many. See you in my dreams littles. xoxo
Posted by October 19, 2013 4 Commentson