Monday, March 21, 2011
First of all I talked to Brande's Liver recipient this morning and he is doing really well. I am so happy to hear that he is working out and staying fit. We talked about bringing the boys to Gulfport MS over spring break to visit and take the boys fishing. I really miss speaking to Louis and Charlotte and think it will be fun. I will call him back in a couple of days to finalize our trip.
Second I recieved an email from Libbie Harrison about this.....
MOST OF US KNOW APRIL IS NATIONAL DONOR AWARENESS MONTH.
DONATE LIFE FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
WILLIS KNIGHTON MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE 10:AM WITH SMALL RECEPTION IN THE TRANSPLANT CENTER FOLLOWING CEREMONY . APAYNE@LOPA.ORG
THEN:::WENDY BLOOM SENDS ME AN EMAIL FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION;
WE NEED HELP WITH CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION. I WILL BE DOING A LETTER SIGNING FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND WHATEVER BRANDE AND I CAN DO TO HELP OTHERS AND THEIR ORGANS.
I WILL ALSO BE GOING TO JEFFERSON IN APRIL TO RAISE MONEY FOR ORGAN DONATION AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS. YEA.....
HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED DAY.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Brande's Memorial Update: come and support our mission
Location: Casa Ole
2312 Kaliste Saloom
Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
Date & Time: April 09, 2011
Deadline for Early Entry - March 31, 2011 (web or postmarked by).
Each person must register. If you are a member of a team, each team member must register. All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Casa Ole' 5K Caliente T-shirt. Those registering for the race on the day of the event will be given a T-shirt on a first come first serve basis. Should T-shirts run out participants may pickup their shirts after May 15th at Casa Ole.
Entry Fee: $25 until March 31st
$30 after March 31st
Packet Pickup: Thursday, April 7th, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Casa Ole or Race Day
Age Groups: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Men and Women 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over
Prizes Awarded: 5K Overall Men & Women
Masters Male & Female (40 and over)
Team Awards: Awards will be given for best team costume/uniform & largest number of team members
For More Information: Libbie Harrison
(337) 349 - 1574
(337) 280 - 2054
We are partnering our race with the 'My Corporate Challenge' race. Click the link for more details. www.mycorporatechallenge.com
Click Here to Register Online: http://www.lopa.org/5k.asp
Click Here to Download the Registration Form:
See you at the run. Thank you!
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Use the links above to either register online or download and mail your entry form
Mail entry forms to:
Running the Road for Life
3601 Trinity Church Road
Pineville, La. 71360
Fees: $25 Pre-registered - $30 the day of the race
$75 Family Limit - $15 each for a team of 8 or more
Packet pickup will be Friday April 15th 2011 5pm to 8pm at Kees Park in Pineville, La.
Contact persons: Jay Slayter 318-229-1992 or Ritchie Martin 318-880-4932
Monday, March 7, 2011
Wow, Febuary is a big month for us. We had a great turnout at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport where we are now members. The kids absolutly love the program and have lots of friends there. Brande & I (because she is with me when I speak) spoke about her death and her giving life to those in need of organ transplants. It was very emotional for me, but God and my angel give me the strenght to do what I need to make people aware of the importance of organ donation. Everyone in the class was very supportive of the presentation and the fact that without faith we have nothing. Focus not on what you have lost, but on what you have left. Go Brande!
Next: I sent valentines to my mom in Tyler TX and our Heart Recipient Barbara in Phelps WI and transposed the address's. Silly me, anyway, getting there quite late Barbara calls me to thank me and says. " I got the valentine and the sexy pink and black socks. Where do you suppose a 67 year old woman would wear them? I told her Brande would love them and she could wear them with jeans just about anywhere. We laughed. She told me she had meant to call sooner and I told her the timing could not have been better because it was my birhtday when she called and that made my day. Then she told me that just that morning she said to her hubby. I wonder when Sherry's birthday is?. How funny is that! How wonderful that she called on my birthday. I just love that girl.
Next: I went to the DMV with Sheron Raymond from LOPA and we set up Brande's recipients photos, The lady from LA.Legacy came in wiht a huge cake and drinks and the floragraph that rode the rose parade float. What a great experience for me. The people were very kind and managed to visit what little they could between desks. I think it was a very postitive experience for all of us. Thanks LOPA and the DMV.