Our Relay this year was another success! Every year it seems there is so much work to be done to get ready, but every year it is so worth it. Hannah had a good time again this year, what a true SURVIVOR she is! She wanted us to walk the Survivor lap again this year with her to start the Relay so we did. The second lap of the Relay is caregiver lap. Love this picture of Colby walking with Hannah. Colby has done so much for Hannah over these last 3 years, and it hasn't always been easy for her. She was the one left behind while we focused on Hannah. She was the one who went to games and school and concerts and plays without her mom and dad (although Grandma and Grandpa were great stand-ins). She was the one who had to play second fiddle because her sister was so sick. We tried hard not to make her feel left out but it was inevitable. And look at her-still taking care of her sister. Just love this picture.
Our team this year raised close to $2000-with $755 coming from our quarters lap where everyone comes out and lines the track with quarters. Here is little Thomas-the only survivor at Relay younger than Hannah. He has hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) and is doing really well. He worked on these quarters for almost an hour! Our team Wheel of Fortune raised $238-check it out! The kids had great fun with this one, and Pam did an awesome job making the wheel. The rest of our money raised came from the luminaries and other donations made. Thanks to everyone for your support once again this year. This year Hannah collected 64 luminaries!
To date, our Relay has raised $155,000 with more money still on it's way. That's awesome! I had better end now, it's taken me 2 weeks to get this posted. Hannah is starting in on another round of tests and doctors appointments, which has kept us pretty busy the last week. She has her next MRI on June 29th.