Sunday, October 26, 2008

CFF Event...Moonlight Martinis

Michael, Theo, Jada, Tammy, Scott

Hello! Thought I would post on the Moonlight Martinis Saturday night....

Saturday night was the CFF "Moonlight Martinis". We invited very dear friends of ours, Theo and Michael, my oldest daughter, Tara and my oldest son, Dalton and his wife of 3 months, Donna.

It was a fantastic night! Scott and I were invited by Star Country Media to be their guests, so we got to go to the V.I.P. meet with Tammy Cochran. It was awesome! She is such a terrific lady. You would think being a famous singer, she would be a little more 'stiff', but she isn't one bit! She is very down to earth. She has a strong bond to all of us that deal with cf and it shows. It was very strange to be holding hands with a famous person, but not really all in the same moment. (I was holding her hand to take her over to meet Theo and Michael.)

Her singing was awesome! She gave her speech, then sang "Angels in Waiting" while a video played the pics of her brothers. Then they did the "Bid for a Cure". That is where they auction off NOTHING but you bid money strictly to go for a cure. Her speech was amazing. We all were holding hands and crying. The adult cf doc was there, with his wonderful wife, and their right hand nurse(who also lost 2 brothers to CF). They stayed at our table with us, so it was a very emotional night. We made some very good friends that night, a night to never forget.

After the bid to a cure was over, Tammy decided that the CFF needed more money!!! So she got up to the microphone and announced that she personally was going to go up to every person there and frisk them for any money (coins & cash) they have on them!!! Of course she was joking about the actual 'frisking' part, but she did go up to every single person there and collect money!! She got $50.00 out of my son!! It was great!!! Only someone famous could get away with doing that!!!

Another friend of ours was there, John, he is on team Zoe for the CFF Singles group, he is such a great guy, always volunteering his time. This last hospital stay for Zoe, he called all the way from Alaska (he was on a cruise) to check on her!!

We ended the night with hugs and promises to stay in touch. I gave Tammy one of the "Breathe" bracelets. She put it on immediately. We received an e-mail from her Tuesday saying she had read Zoe's blog and watched the video, was happy she had a way to keep up with us! She said, "I still have on my 'Breathe' bracelet". What a pleasure it was meeting her!
Will post later on Zoe's health status....

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