Monday, February 23, 2009

Elijah’s Fundraiser was a HUGE Success!

Thankful. Blessed. Pleased. Humbled. Joyful. Loved. Overwhelmed. Happy. Exhausted. Appreciative. Grateful. Overjoyed.

These words all explain how I feel about last night's fundraiser. What an awesome event it was and what a blessing that it went so well!

We had a little over two hundred in attendance and I don't think things could have gone any better. The chili was yummy, the silent auction items sold, we chatted with a lot of people (sadly, I know we missed many too), Elijah seemed happy (although tired), and we raised a lot of funds for Elijah's therapies. We met our goal, so Elijah will be getting the matching funds! Every single penny will go to Elijah's therapy and medical bills.

Have I mentioned that we feel thankful and blessed? We really, really do. THANK YOU!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's fundraiser a success. Many thanks to Elijah's paternal grandparents, John and Teri, who were instrumental in organizing Elijah's fundraiser (and did a mighty fine job, I might add). Thank you to Elijah's maternal grandparents, Dennis and Kathy, for all of your help. Thank you to Elijah's "Aunt" Heidi for organizing the silent auction. Thank you to all of you who did leg work to get donations for the auction. Thank you to all of our family and friends for everything you did to help with the event. It means so much to us. Thank you to all of the businesses and people who donated items for the silent auction. Thank you to everyone who came to support Elijah (and us) yesterday evening. Thank you to all of you who supported us in prayer, thoughts, and donations.

It's a surreal feeling standing in a room, surrounded by people who care about your child. We really feel so loved. It means so much to us and I don't know how else to express it. What else is there to say, but, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" You've heard it from me before and I know you'll hear it from me again.

Because of all of you, we're able to embark on another HBOT journey. A week from today Elijah will be going on his new adventure with HBOT and intensive therapy. We're so hopeful and excited to see what changes will occur. I will do my best to keep you updated during the coming (busy) month of therapy.

I hope to post some pictures of the fundraiser at some point soon, but I don't know when I'll get to it. It's going to be a busy week as it is Elijah and my last week home. Thanks again everyone.

5 comments:

Sensei Rich said...

Way to go gang... Way cool for Elijah!...
Do kindly visit my profile / website and read about my article in our local paper about visually disabled judo, and sport for disabled kids... Elijah, hope to see you on the mat some day! :-)

Lisa said...

Thanks Rich!
I loved the article. Way to go for you too!

Ellen said...

I am so happy for all of you! And so excited you get to do more HBOT.

Lisa said...

Thanks Ellen, I'm happy and excited too!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I just knew it would go well. What a wonderful blessing... I am thrilled that Elijah will continue receiving his therapies!

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