Sunday, November 16, 2008

Update from San Francisco

Greetings from San Francisco! Ok, I am going to get right to the point... my feet hurt! After dancing and wandering around socializing with hundreds of fellow lung cancer supporters last night I am paying for it today. The good news is that these amazing doctors and researchers have given us an abundance of hope when it comes to treatment plans for my mom. They spoke to us using phrases and terms that we were not familiar with but the passion and excitement in their voices was certainly something we related to whole-heartedly. They are doctors who continue to be leaps and bounds ahead of where cancer treatment currently stands today. Coming home to Washington we feel empowered and rejuvenated.

The Gala last night was filled with amazing speakers, generous donations and a few touching moments. I must say that the most emotional and touching moment came early in the evening when Jake and Megan were pulled up on the stage to present a card and check to Bonnie for her foundation. Instead of purchasing party favors for their wedding next month they made a decision to donate the money they would have used to Bonnie's lung cancer foundation instead. There was not a dry eye in the room when the announcement was made. It was touching to see a young couple so generous in their giving and so wise in their years.

Today we plan to squeeze the most out of our last few hours in San Francisco. Jake and Megan are planning to tour Alcatraz Island while Shannon and I attend the SF 49ers vs. St Louis Rams football game at Monster (Candlestick) Park. This will be a fun end to a great trip!

Dreaming BIGGER than EVER!

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