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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Special Love Gala 2019

After a great trip to Puerto Rico, retuning last night, first thing on the agenda was attending the Special Love Gala at the Tyson’s Corner Hilton this evening. Thankfully, it was a stellar event raising needed funds for the cancer kids and their siblings from the Washington DC metro area attending camps in the Maryland and Virginia regions. 

First up, a huge HOW HOW of congratulations to Jay Robinson, who received the 2019 Randy Schools Light of Love award for all this tireless efforts in volunteering and supporting Special Love Programs through the many years. Jay, a cancer survivor himself, has put family, faith and service to work for the greater good of mankind, albeit a lot of cancer patients and their precious families. We are all better because of Jay in our lives, even for a Special Love family weekend or week at camp as his valiant efforts of all things Special Love are deeply appreciated. 

On a personal note, Bill and Ryan both shared our families story about Ryan’s journey with  childhood cancer. I videotaped the entire speech and plan on posting it soon (I’ll post the date it will be on YouTube). I could not be more proud of their speeches, but Ryan ultimately nailed his extraordinary experience and mesmerized the crowd with his compelling thoughts on exactly what this camp really means to him, and all the kids who attend it each summer!  HOW HOW Ryan!!

If you are local, and may like to support a fantastic cause, please check out specialovecamps.org You will be amazed!



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