We were unable to go to the walk today because we are in here and his ultrasound fell at the same time as the walk. But, we had about 30 or so friends and family show up to walk on our behalf today and Kaleb's best friend accepted our awards in his honor.
I knew we had raised a lot of money and we would be in the running for 1st place (we got 2nd last year on walk day) but I never imagined that not only would we get 1st, but we would be given a new special award called "The Spirit of Lo" award for 'continuing Lo's mission of finding a cure for CF, by going above and beyond in your fundraising efforts'. Lo passed away this last year at the age of 28 and was always a huge fundraiser and advocate for the CF Community. Her family continues her legacy. The award was presented to Team Kaleb by Lo's mom Terry and sister Jane. I was SO BUMMED to miss that (we didn't know we were getting that) but my friends taped it and it made me cry! We also got a certificate at the end of the walk as one of the top 10 fundraisers for our chapter.
Our total so far is $23, 213 (as of walk time) but I have had a few more donations come in, so I know it is going to be higher.
THANK YOU to all our Team Kaleb supporters, donators, prayer warriors, and faithful friends!
|Kaleb's best friend Joe and his siblings accepting our "Spirit of Lo" award presented by Lo's sister Jane and mom Terry|
|Our 1st place certificate from top 10 fundraisers|
|Kaleb and I at the hospital with our awards|
|A very awesome sister who has raised almost $1,700 so far in coins for a cure for brother|
|Team Kaleb 2013! Even though we weren't there, we had some great friends and family walk for us!|