The past 48 hours have been a blur!
Friday involved work, shuttling Social Diva to/from Teen Center, and racing across town to help set up for Christianpalooza.
Saturday was the craziest day! It started with #FreeAngie, moving her into her own apartment. She had at least eight people show up to help her early on a Saturday morning! The beauty of twitter!
Christianpalooza was the highlight of my weekend and the main topic in this post. I met a woman on Twitter who lost her 9 year old son to a brain tumor this past January. As a parent, I cannot imagine having to experience the pain and heartache of learning of your child’s diagnosis not to mention the pain and suffering of treatment. From what I have read, Christian was a great son and was loved by all who knew him.
To give back for all Make A Wish had done for her family, M and her close friends organized this fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation in Christian’s honor. I offered to help in any way that I could, and I am so glad I did.
The fundraiser looked to be a success. Many of M’s twitter friend’s showed up, as well as family, friends, and the community. There was a DJ, face painting, and tattoos for the kids. There was food and donated baskets for a raffle. (I won two, apparently!) People were still showing up when I had to leave to head to my next event (a show by Blackberry Smoke).
If you wish to contribute, donations are still being accepted in Christian’s honor. You can make a donation HERE.
It’s been a fun and exhausting weekend. How was your weekend?