Our Relay for Life was another success for our team this year. We created 41 luminaries, thank you to everyone who supported us in this effort.
The girl pictured here with Hannah is a little girl Hannah met last year at Relay. This girl from Southold was very nice, came over to Hannah and said "do you remember me from last year?" and spent the rest of the night with Hannah. This little girl has a terminal illness. Not cancer, but another illness she has to manage and deal with on a daily basis. What an inspiration she was! Hannah really had a good time hanging out with her.
We got another good photo of Hannah with her "HANNAH" luminary bags.
I'm glad we got this photo, right before the luminary lap started at 9:30pm because shortly after I thought we might be taking Hannah to the ER. Hannah was running with her friends back to our tent, and she tripped and fell over a wire and we thought she may have broken her wrist. A picture of Hannah with her arm in a cast for the first six weeks of summer flashed through my mind! She was hysterical in pain. We took her back to the tent, iced her arm and she went home. The next morning, still in quite a bit of pain we headed out to get an xray. Thank goodness, it wasn't broken. It has improved day to day and although it's still tender, it's not an issue. Dave and I just shake our heads in wonder.
It really was a fun night for Hannah, until the end, and for us, that's what it's all about, celebrating that Hannah is a survivor!! Thank you to all of our supporters, and our awesome team members-the Reimers, the Graebs, the Brisottis, the Mardjanis...love all of you!!
I will leave you with a few more photos from the night, and a promise of another post very soon (Hannah turned 13 this week!!!)
|Our Relay girls|
|Some of the quarters from our Quarters Lap|
|Colby and her friends|
|Hannah and her friends|