10.27.2013

It's Been a While

Well Hello! Let me reintroduce myself.  I'm Kate.

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The past 2 weeks have been nothing but a blur.  A fun-filled, action packed, sleepless blur.  Our Go Lucy Go Dinner and Auction event was bigger and better than I could have ever imagined.  It far surpassed my expectations.  I am happy to report that we reached our goal of raising $50,000 for the Neuroscience Institute, although I am still waiting on a final number.  We have a few outstanding invoices that I am expecting Monday.  A blog post of thank-yous will follow this week.

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I honestly feel as if I have been walking around in a haze this week.  The culmination of a wonderful night has left me honored and very humbled.  Thank you all for supporting our family, LeBonheur Hospital and more importantly, I think you for loving my daughter.  I often still wonder what this was all for.  Cancer, that is.  But on nights like Tuesday, when 250 people were gathered for a common goal, all because of one little girl I am reminded.  Through the suffering of one little girl we are brought together for one unified cause.

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Good Golly Photography: Go Lucy Go &emdash;

Be it a tiny difference, we...YOU....are making a difference.  You may never know what child or family your donation will affect or what life you may change by your contribution of time, but just know; know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it DOES make a difference.

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 Tom and Karen, a reporter and photographer from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, put together an amazing story about Lucy.  It ran today in the paper and actually was placed on the front page.  Imagine my surprise to see the story with such prominent placement.  What I loved about today's story is that Tom didn't try to change my words.  He didn't try to play down my words.  He allowed me to tell our family's story with all mentions of Christ in a way that makes me forever grateful.  Thank you, Tom, for allowing me to speak from my heart.  Thank you for capturing a part of our life that changed our family forever.  You can read the story HERE.

 http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/oct/27/girls-struggle-with-cancer-captures-global-for/


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(All photos courtesy of Good Golly Photography.  If you attended the even you will be able to access these by next week and purchase them.  I will send out specific instructions.  Thank you Molly!!!!)


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11 comments:

  1. Okay that's cheap! When I try to read the article, it wants me to pay to be a subscriber...seriously?? You want people to read the article about your daughter and pay for it?? I live out of your country, I'm not about to pay for every newspaper in the entire nation! Why link to the article if we can't read it for free?????????

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  2. Amazing that you were able to reach your goal and beyond. Would love to read the article but it's blocked to non-subscribers. Supporting from texas!

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  3. Glad to hear you made more than you ever expected but sorry your paper doesn't see fit to let someone from California read one special article about a truly amazing little girl without paying for a subscription to their newspaper. So disappointed, you may want to remove the useless link.

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  4. Congratulations on raising so much money! Now, you can rest and recoup. :)

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  5. Raising $50,000 is BEYOND amazing! So happy for you. Btw, some newspapers have to charge a fee to stay in business. I got the main gist of the story by reading your post. Some of your readers need to chill, imo. Just sayin'...

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  6. I'm beyond thrilled that you all raised so much money! Way to go! I'd like to read the article and can't, but I'm not blaming you for posting the link. I'm glad that the reporter quoted you the way you wanted to be.

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  7. Congratulations on raising so much money! :) I too would love to read the article, but can't because they require a subscription. Lots of papers do that now, especially in this day and age when so many papers are losing paper-copy subscribers. More and more people, except dinosaurs like me, are only reading online.

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  8. I soooo agree w/ you Tartan, wonder if this reader ever thought abt. "maybe Kate didn't realize there was a cost"????? Just be happy that the fundraiser went so well!!! Praise the Lord!!!!! He would probably say "chill too" ;-)

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  9. She didn't know that it would charge you. She wouldn't get the money even if you did pay it. If you have been following the post you would know that she is a great Christian person and would never try to trick you into something.

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  10. She didn't know that it would charge you. She wouldn't get the money even if you did pay it. If you have been following the post you would know that she is a great Christian person and would never try to trick you into something. So chill.

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  11. I saw the article that was in the paper. It was a great one that did tell your story very well. I have been following from almost the beginning and loved how your family's faith was shining through. Sorry, I had to comment on the other people's post but for someone to be negative or jump to conclusions, it just upset me.

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