Friday, July 27, 2012

Make-A-Wish Ducky Derby

As you've seen from our last posts, Steven's wish was everything he could have hoped for and more. Because we feel so grateful and know how helpful Make-A-Wish is to families and kids like ours, we strongly support this great foundation. Having said that, Make-A-Wish Utah is having their 24th annual Ducky Derby.

On August 25th, 2012 thousands of duckies will race around the lazy river at The Lindon Aquatics Center in hopes of becoming the lucky duck that wins the grand prize, a camp trailer valued at $17,800 courtesy of Sierra RV, Sunset Utah.

With your help, Make-A-Wish Utah looks forward to many more years of granting wishes for Utah children with life-threatening medical conditions. To support the event, go to my donation page and adopt a ducky or more here.

Ducky purchase deadline is August 24, 2012 at 12:00PM. If you have any questions, let me know.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Star raising

On Saturday, Make-A-Wish hosted a star raising party for Steven. He got to decorate a star to hang in their beautiful building and give his guests a recap of our trip. Everything was perfect--it was a great way to end such a lovely experience. Last night before he went to bed, Steven was getting sad that it was all over. He was reading his Hawaii travel books again and plotting ways to get there again as soon as possible. There is no question that Hawaii will always hold some of his best memories.

Here are a few pictures from Saturday night.

This is the front of his star. On the back, he had his brother and some cousins sign their names and wrote "cancer" and then crossed it out.

This is him raising the star. As he hung it, they played "When you wish upon a star." So sweet.

Here we are with Steven's wish granters. What amazing people! I hated for the party to end and say goodbye. Thank you Gloria and Tiffany and Make-A-Wish!