Monday, May 18, 2009

Great Strides and Faeries

Our Great Strides Walk was great! Team Go Seamus Go! had about 30 people walk and made $3400. The weather started out a little shaky but actually ended up being a nice day. Thanks again to everyone who donated and/or walked with us.

The only issue I had was it was at a park with a big playground and all the kids were playing together. They had stickers for the kids with CF to wear so we could keep them apart but Seamus was about the only one wearing one. I mentioned being worried to another CF mom and she acted like I was totally overreacting. Do they take precautions at other GS walks and was I being too concerned?

Here are some pix from the day:

Yesterday, we spent the day at the Maryland Faerie Festival. Very interesting, sort of like a mini Renaissance Fair. Seamus had a blast and really enjoyed talking with all the different people. And I do mean different. My first reaction when seeing some of them was, truthfully, not the most open minded but Seamus is so open to everyone, it really made me stop and think. They're not hurting anybody, so what if they're grown men and women dressed like elves and fairies.


Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

That's fantastic! You guys did GREAT and it looks like you had a really good time.

Ok, so I love the dinosaur painted on Seamus' face!! That's totally cool!

Cindy said...

Great job! Last year at our walk, the CFF brought each CF'er a little "gold" medal to wear around their neck. It looked similar to the Olympic medals. Very cute, they loved it, and it really helped! We all made a point to ensure our kids were wearing them. Of course, I think only the CF parents knew what they were for, but we are the only ones who really need to be concerned about it!

Zoe Isabella said...

Great job at your walk! :)
I just looked at Seamus's picture from the photographer...WOW! They are wonderful!! I noticed a bracelet on someones wrist...what does it say? Just wondering because I make them also! :)
How is his cough doing? I hope better.
Take care,

Julie said...

The bracelet my Mom was wearing is from the Boomer Easison Foundation. He came to talk at a dinner for our CF clinic. And Seamus' cough is better, thanks.