Last Friday evening, 18 of our dearest friends gathered for a night of fun and charity at the annual Ronald McDonald House fundraiser. You may remember me blogging about this event last year. We doubled our numbers our this year and were able to sponsor two tables in honor of our sweet Elena.
As many of you know, the RMH is so near and dear to our hearts. We spent hours upon hours at the RMH inside Riley. Chad and I spent a couple nights there actually in a real bed, as opposed to the bench and recliner in Elena’s hospital room. They offered us a hot shower, hot meal, laundry facilities and warm volunteers. Our family and friends used the RMH as a gathering place to show their support of us each and every day. We have happily volunteered our time and financial support in order to pay forward just a little of what they offered us.
We were so blessed and quite frankly, moved to sobs (tears doesn’t fully capture the emotion!), when our dear friend Amy stood up during the “share your story” portion. She so beautifully captured what the RMH meant to us. We were so appreciative of her outpouring of support for us, but also that it hopefully inspired other attendees to donate to the worthy cause.
Chad and I are so very fortunate to have a group of friends who are family to us and are so incredibly thoughtful. Your support means more than you could ever imagine. Thank you to the Ertel’s, Ledford’s, DeMoss’, both Frey’s, Koriath’s, Farrow’s, Rittenhouse’s and Julka’s for supporting the RMH and our family! Let’s make it THREE tables next year!
The whole gang!