Monday, June 7, 2010

The real Monday, June 7, 2010

It's a rough life when you get to hang out at ESPN Zone with Miss America !

We toured DC with all the families. Here we are with our hometown man, Abraham Lincoln.

Daddo and Will having a snack.

Arrived at airport

That's me, Jack, on the far left.

We only just arrived at the airport and my sister, Cookie, already made a new friend. She is the Miracle Champion for the District of Columbia.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Landed in DC

Well, the ride had a little bumpy landing, but the Jack and his entourage (family) are in DC and the trip is on!! Everyone was greeted like paparazzi with lots of CMN folks, cameras flashing and new families to meet. I think Senator Al Franken may have been spotted at baggage claim.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Getting excited

We are getting excited for our trip to DC. The kids are thrilled they get to go in a plane instead of driving as usual. Looks like the weather could be a little spotty, but there is some sunshine in there too.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Here is the setup for the announcement. If you'd like to view the TV spot from WICS-ABC2, click on the link below:

Last week at Walmart they brought the big rig around and let the kids get inside.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thank you to Walmart and Sam's Club!!

Today was amazing! CMN organized a press conference at a local Walmart here in town and announced Jack as the 2010 Illinois Champion officially. The Regional Director was there to talk, as were several St. John's staff members and a couple of Jack's doctors. Jack did a great job speaking (I might be a little bias of course) and then they surprised him with a $500 gift card! It was supposed to help him get prepared for his upcoming adventure to Washington DC, but a new TV for the Xbox won out. A guy has to have his priorities I guess.

I think Jack will be on the local news tonight and in the local newspaper sometime this week. These are such wonderful chances for him to sing the praises of St. John's Children's Hospital and he takes full advantage.

We continue to be humbly grateful for the gifts bestowed on us, but number one on that list is the gift of three healthy children. We are really looking foward to Washington DC. Thank you again to Walmart and Sam's Club for making these opportunities possible.