In the midst of all the chaos; the quick approaching surgery (29 days until November 4, 2013) and the appointments before and after, the unnecessary struggles surrounding Kerstin going to school. I completely forget to talk about the Easter Seals Walk With Me, that Kerstin has been participating in for the past 5 years.
Well, the walk was held on Saturday, September 14, 2013, her team "Faithful Friends" did not raise as much money as we have in the past but, I let the coordinator know that we would attend and had collected some donations before we found out about the surgery. Friends and family had started planning fundraisers to help Kerstin and I out with finances after I found out about the surgery. Needless to say, she was very understanding and offered any assistance, just to let them know.
The walk was beautiful as usual, we had very nice weather that Saturday. Afterwards, Kerstin even had the chance to spend an hour in Target...she was thrilled =))
The day of the walk, locally, Easter Seals had raised over $20,000.00.
Kerstin with her former PE teacher, a lady I'm happy to call a friend. Along with a new pal "Mr. Briggs" and his owner.
Kerstin with her cousin, a therapy pal "Jackson", and his owner.
Kerstin (a bit hidden) with cousin again, and "Roxie" sitting on her lap.
Kerstin and her therapy friend "Mollie".
Kerstin, her former PE teacher, and mommy. (dark, sorry).
Kerstin and my nieces. Lots of love! (dark-shaded area)