Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Opdyke Fundraiser

On September 1st, we had the Chick-Fil-A fundraiser for the Opdyke family. April and I had worked for a few weeks to get the word out and our e-mailing, faxing and printing paid off! Chick-Fil-A reported that our fundraiser broke the record as the highest fundraiser they have had! AMAZING! Not only were we mentioned on the radio, but two news crews showed up to cover the event! It was awesome! April and I were interviewed, and if I can somehow get the video, I will post it on here.

I went to Chick-Fil-A twice that day: once with Wayne and the kids for lunch and then again towards the end of the day with Mason. I wanted to "check in" and see how we were doing! I cried on the way home. It felt SO good to be doing this for the family! There is nothing better than helping those in need, especially when the story hits so close to home! My heart was just so full of joy and I could not stop thanking God for making this fundraiser such a huge success. April and I worked hard, but God pulled it all together and I am forever grateful!

On Monday, September 7th (Labor Day), April and I went to Wellington Regional to visit Aubrey and her family and present them with a "mock check" ~the real money was deposited directly into their account. The family opened their arms to us and once again, I was full of happiness and joy! Looking at Aubrey, who could not speak, but mouthed the words "thank you" was the most amazing experience. To make a difference in someone's life is what life is all is what MY life is all about and I plan on continuing to do my part to make the world a little brighter!

Aubrey and Brian
Aubrey, Brian, and Mason's classmate, Hope
April and I with the family

1 comment:

  1. Holly you guys ROCK! That was such a nice thing to do! I am glad to have been a part of it! Hope Aubrey is on her way to a speedy recovery!
    Love, Cathy & her quads