Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And they lived...

We have talked lately about Kyrie's story.  Sharing it...being a part of it...and doing good because of it. 

This story is not a fairytale.

A little girl...completely healthy...lost her life to cancer.

This story is not a fairytale.

Her parents were given very little information about the cancer that had taken over her little body.

The Doctors said there was nothing more they could do.

She was cared for and loved right up to Heaven.

At that moment...there was no hope.  No happily ever after.

Then there was an idea.

What if...we used Kyrie's story to do good?  What if we used Kyrie's story to make sure this doesn't happen to other families?  What if we selflessly take our pain and use it to prevent someone else's pain?  What if we tell Kyrie's story and encourage people to donate to our cause?

What if...we took every dollar that we earned and turned it into research?  What if we did exactly what we told people we were doing?  What if we create fundraising events to remember Kyrie and to tell her story?  What if we allow others to share their ideas and to help us tell this story?

What if...we make a difference?

This is not a fairytale.  But if it was...we'd want this story to end with...

And They Lived

The happily ever after part is important.  But the key words at the end of our story will be...

And They Lived.  The 11 children that are diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer every, single day.  We want them to live.  So we fight.  We tell the story to make a difference.  We take steps on this journey just hoping that we'll be joined by others that want to walk with us.

Thank you for joining us in this fight against pediatric brain cancer.  Thank you for helping us tell the story.  Thank you for helping us make a difference.  Every single step that we take in this journey is relevant.  Thank you for walking with us.

A very special thank you to Jeff Ellis, Christi Tannahill and the Hawker Beechcraft crew for putting on a spectacular golf tournament that benefited the Kyrie Foundation.  (More information on this to follow)  You made a difference beyond what we could imagine.  THANK YOU!!!

Go Kyrie Go!

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