Thursday, May 25, 2006

Thank you

Almost time for D.C. I still can't believe it. I have raised very close to $1,000!!! I am really surprised how generous people have been. My favorite story so far happened not to long ago. My mom and I were at the mall doing some DC shopping. My mom had bought a piece of luggage special for the trip. I said I would be the one to wheel it around for the rest of our mall run. We went into a shoe store and the sales lady asked if we were going on a trip and I said yes and was going to leave it there but she followed up with where? Now the male sales clerk was painted intriged so I said Washington D.C. which got the sales dude all excited and asked why was I going so I explained everything and they were really excited for us. The man gave us some restraunt names to try and the girl was fascinated. It was really cool. These people had nothing to do with any of it but they were so proud just to even talk with my mom and I about it. My other favorite moment was from a girl I went to grade school and then high school with. She is a few years younger than me; she is graduating HS this year. My mom must have told her the story (my mom works at the high school in the guidence office) because I get a card in the mail. When I see who it was from I was a bit surprised. We played tennis together and that was about it. I didn't expect her and her family to send money or anything. I opened up the small light pink envelope and inside was the nicest card. No money but a very encouraging card saying she supports me in my trip. She is going in to research and understands how important funding is. I think that was the best gift I've recieved so far. It was really cool to know that so many are behind me. Another surprise was a donation of $50 from a girl that I coach. I told them what I was doing and her family came that week with a white envelope and said best of luck. I was really toached that I meant so much to my midfielder.
Thank you to everyone who is behind me. It means so much.


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