It was one of the coldest days we have seen in months. We started off the morning by scraping ice off the windshield of Jay's truck with a credit card...we Floridians don't often own real bonefied ice scrapers. In a pinch, a credit card comes in handy to scrape off a thin layer of ice. We Floridians are also known to be quite resourceful...sippy cups can be used as urinals, bean bag filling as snow, credit cards as ice scrapers.
I started the morning in a fleece coat, gloves and wool hat. Due to the low temps, I was secretly wondering how many would cancel...not a one did. It was an amazingly successful day! It turned out to be a gorgeous sunny 60-something degree day, and the photo sessions went beautifully. We are waiting on a few more donations trickling in, but a rough estimate of the earnings puts at more than last year's total for this fundraiser. I'll have a more accurate number in the end, but it is looking like we made about $1500.
Tackling a disease with no cure sometimes feels like we are sitting and spinning our tires, but helping gather funds for UMDF makes us feel like we may be making a difference...for research, for treatments, for a potential cure for mito. For Nathan and so many others afflicted with this disease.
Thank you to all who participated and helped with this fundraiser. Thanks for helping us make a difference!