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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!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

...And the Award Goes to The Tomoff Family!

What a great night last evening when the family attended Tracy's Kids Red Carpet event at the Galleria Place in Washington DC, to benefit Art Therapy at several hospitals for children with cancer. Senator Chris Van Hollen from Maryland introduced us and highlighted a wee bit of Ryan's cancer journey, along with the entire family's orbit in the childhood cancer world and beyond. He then told the enthusiastic crowd about the Southern Comforters Quilt Guild of Bowie, Maryland, and their efforts in comforting kids all around the metropolitan area with a hand-made quilt, of course, made with love. I happen to be the go-between, and the face of this wonderful "gift" we give to the kids, and faithfully deliver quilts to Tracy's Kids Art Therapists in DC and Baltimore.

We were unbelievably humbled and grateful beyond measure by the award which states: "To the Tomoff Family with Appreciation for Your Unwavering Support of Art Therapy and Tracy's Kids."

Thankfully, two members of the SoCo Quilt Guild were able to share in the moment too; Florence Marion and Susie Stevenson, who are also involved in the making and the quilting of community quilts for many endeavors in our region and around the world. And for this, I am extremely thankful.

BSoleille! The bright side of Tracy's Kids and the awesome work they do in helping patients and their families cope with the tremendous emotional stress placed on all of them while going through treatment. To check out more of the program, please click on this link: http://www.tracyskids.org/


Photos of the wonderful night! Photo below from photographer of Tracy's Kids and TK's website:

With Susie Stevenson and Florence Marion in front of "Color Block"; raffled off that night. 

Being interviewed on "Color Block's" Quilting process - used all colors like a box of crayons

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