|Posted by chaircu10 on February 2, 2015 at 2:10 PM|
We have our first silent auction in five days. I put myself under the gun a bit by deciding to put all of this together in less than two months. In many ways I feel like I am planning another wedding, but on a bigger scale. I didn't realize the undertaking it would be to do this. I started out wanting to honor the man who had faught so hard during his battle with cancer. As word got out about what we were doing I was flooded with donations and people wanting to help me in my journey. I am very humbled by all of this. We now have recieved over $50,000 in donations and gifts for the auction. I want everyone to know that I'm doing this to help others. I have seen first hand what this disease does to our loved ones and I want others to know that they are not alone in this. There is a whole community out there of loved ones left behind. I use the phrase "battle cancer with the grace of a cowboy" for a specific reason. The biblical definition of grace is forgiveness. My dad took on his battle with a spirit of forgiveness. He never let cancer define who he was, or change his beliefs. I want others to feel that spirit of forgiveness by receiving the support they need. Check back after the 7th and I will have more information on specific scholarships we are providing as well as the cancer sufferers we will be helping. Again I appreciate everyone who is supporting our cause.