Thank you so much to everyone who donated on our fundraiser webpage! We were absolutely overwhelmed with support. We were able to raise $1730 for the American Heart Association. That's the most we've ever raised in our four years of participating in the Heart Walk. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Drew had a fever the night before the heart walk and we were worried about having to miss it. The forecast also called for rain so we were nervous we'd get rained on during the walk. That morning Drew seemed ok so we decided to go for it. We put on our matching Children's Heart Fund T-shirts and made it over to the park by 8:30. We met up with Grandpa Dave, who drove out to do the walk with us, then got registered and waited by the ribbon. Drew was supposed to cut the ribbon with another little girl with CHD. They were ready to cut the ribbon when the cars heading up the front of the walk all began honking. Both kids covered their ears and were too scared to cut the ribbon! The other girl's mom ended up having to do it.
We did the shorter version of the walk (the 1-mile loop) so that if Drew wasn't feeling good we could leave quickly, but he still seemed fine. We walked with some other heart families and even met a few new ones. After crossing the finish line we headed over to the VIP booth for survivors and had breakfast. Then we walked around a bit and headed home. It didn't start raining until we were on the freeway. It was a great start to a Saturday morning.
Our family ready to walk Drew and his heart buddy Casey Grandpa Dave walked with us
Later that night, still wearing our CHF shirts at the ER