Friday, January 20, 2012

Dollar Tree Make-A-Wish meeting

 We were invited by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to attend a Dollar Tree meeting yesterday.  Every year, Dollar Tree raises enough money through several fundraisers to sponsor a wish.  They had us go and talk about what our family has been through and about our wish trip.  It was a really cool experience!  I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity and kindness of these people.  We were sent on that trip only because of countless donations from people we've never met.  It was awesome to meet some people who worked so hard to make wishes come true for kids like Carter.  So there is now a plaque with Carter's name and picture hanging up in the Dollar Tree regional distribution center.  They had two big Spiderman cakes and two huge gift bags full of gifts for Carter.  It was really great and I'm so glad we had that opportunity. 

 Carter's gifts

Everyone LOVED Carter.  Of course.  While we were up there talking he was running in circles around us and holding our hands and swinging like a monkey.  He really put on a good show for them :)

1 comment:

  1. I remember at least one conversation with you just about a year ago when we talked about the good things your family would do as a result of Carter's leukemia. And here is a great example. We are so proud of you all! We love you.