I have been so bad posting updates about Team Elise. Well, BIG news... our team goal was $5000, and so far we've smashed it with a total of $6249.70! How cool is that? Plus we received enough sponsors that the Team Elise shirts are completely paid for.
We have 27 people walking for Team Elise and Elise and I will actually get to walk this year. Last year the walk was only two weeks after Elise was diagnosed, and there was no way I could get her up and ready in time for the 9:00 am start.
I am so blown away by the generosity of everyone who has given, and/or committed to walk. I don't even have the words to express how it makes me feel knowing how many people love Elise; even if they have never met her. And if you know me at all, not having words rarely happens to me, so that's a pretty big thing!
One very cool story that happened was about two weeks ago. Fred, Elise and I were having dinner on the patio of a restaurant when a couple with a little boy sat near us. We started chatting, and it turns out he's a dentist with a practice right down the street from our house. Somehow we got onto the topic of diabetes, the walk and Team Elise, and his wife says they would love to sponsor us!
What??? These people we met about 15 minutes ago felt moved to donate money for a child they hardly knew. When we got home, Fred emailed the sponsorship info and the next day they donated a pretty large sum of money that put us over our goal of $5000. Thanks Dr. Gregory Martin!
Can't wait for Saturday, and Go Team Elise!
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