The first week of November is always roller coaster. We experience the lousiest day remembering the terrible day of Elena’s accident, but then turn around and celebrate her and an organization that gave us so much during our stay at Riley. For the fourth year in a row, we were able to support the Ronald McDonald House at their annual gala.
The first year we attended, it was a gift from our friends on Elena’s first birthday. We had one table of friends. Then, the second year we added another table. Then, the third year we added another table. This year we had FOUR tables of friends and family who were there to show their support for us and for an awesome organization near to our hearts. We are so honored to have so much love for our family. Like seriously. I can’t even begin to express what it means.
The Ronald McDonald House gives SO SO much to the families who find themselves seeking care for their children. You may remember the video we made for them last year, sharing our experience with them. I can’t begin to tell you all that they provided us for those 20 days we spent at Riley. We are just thrilled that we, unlike a vast majority of their families, are able to give back. And that our awesome support system of friends and family are quick to also support this special place.
It was another fabulous night with so many people we love!
Here is our video from last year:
My Pi Phis!
A rare picture of Chad and me!