Monday, August 11, 2008

Swim For Melissa

This weekend topped off the fund raising efforts of all the families participating in the Swim for Melissa event!

It was amazing sitting by the pool watching group after group of enthusiastic kids swimming to help improve the lives of premature babies.  The only thing that would have made it more fun for us is to see Abby swimming with them.  After being a small part of this event we are hopeful that she will swim next year!  With a little help from Dad of course.

Thank you to Julie Golos, Rhoda Klopfenstein and David Clark for contributing on Abby's behalf.  All together our community raised over $133,000 for the Huntsville Hospital Neonatal Unit to buy state-of-the-art Giraffe Omni beds!  These beds truly were a blessing for Abby when she needed protection, comfort and high tech care.

Abby made a short appearance Saturday on WHNT news channel 19 evening news!
Check out their site and look under Top News Story Flash for the "Swim for Melissa" clip.