Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's Happening!!!!!

Three years ago, Spencer was stuck in a hospital room for more than half of his junior year of high school while he battled for his very life.    On one of those days dark days in the midst of chemo treatments, blood transfusions, and bone marrow biopsies,  a nurse mentioned a wonderful organization  that gives hope to kids like Spencer by granting them a wish.

Spencer was 16 and fighting a disease that doesn't have great odds, so when representatives from Make-a-Wish showed up in his room to find out what his wish was, he….


He wished to be as far away as humanly possible from where he currently was.    

His wish, though heartfelt and sincere,  seemed like it might be too extravagant, especially for someone who comes from a big family and we worried that they would tell him to tone his wish down to something more reasonable.    Make-a-Wish, however, didn't even blink, told us to get passports, and that our trip would be soon after his treatment ended.

But then we waited, and waited, and waited…and didn't hear a single thing more until a couple of months ago when they told us to send them some dates that might work for our family to finally take his trip.

It had been so long since we heard from them, we honestly didn't know if his trip would ever happen.   Finally a couple of days ago, though,  we got the letter we've been waiting for!   We received confirmation for our flights and a note that our itinerary is being finalized.  

We are leaving in just a couple of weeks to finally take Spencer on a journey to the other side of the world.   A place we weren't sure he'd live  long enough to see, not to mention ever be able to afford to take him to ourselves.

We are seriously giddy with excitement and now want to give back in a small way to the foundation that's making this trip happen.

On March 26 (only about a week after we return from our trip), there will be a fundraising walk at the Mosaic Center in Fairfax and we would like to invite you to join our team.  A small $10 donation will register you to be a part of our team.   We'd love it if you could join us on the walk, but welcome you to be an honorary member even if you live far away!      Click the link below the picture to join!

Stay tuned for more details coming soon and in the meantime feel free to guess where we're heading.  (those of you who already know are exempt from guessing)



Charlene said...

ooh, i love guessing games!! I will say Australia!!

Matthew K said...

I guess Lesetho.

Matthew K said...

Or possibly Bahrain.

Not Matt said...

Maybe Bangladesh.

Benjamin Franklin said...

Probably Pennsylvania.

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