Tonight we attended a benefit for our sweet niece. Megan is one beautiful young lady. In appearance is a porcelain doll. For the past several years she has been in and out of hospitals. She has been seen at Duke, Atlanta, Charlotte and several other places. She is confined to a wheel chair most of the time now, finally a diagnosis:
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome – POTS (severe) ……
(Here is Megan on the right with her cousin Amber)
(Josh on the keyboard and Stephen on the guitar entertained)
Of course most of us know just trips to the hospital alone, the parking, snacks, meals, motels, and that hasn’t couched the Dr’s and hospital fees and bills, etc. All that combined eats away at all savings.
The little lady is Donna, Megan’s Mom. Below is Steve, Megan’s dad. Both were visiting the attendees and thanking them for all the support.
So her Aunt Vickie with the help of friends and the Thrift Methodist Church held this BENEFIT. Roasted chicken, baked beans, slaw biscuit and desert.
(Above is Vickie She did an outstanding job tonight and before)
Below is Al from Charleston who with his wife drove up for the event. He was the MC. Here announcing the silent auction (MY first time seeing this).
Sherry and Shirl looking at some of the goodies being auctioned (Sherry got 3 cakes).
I spied these flowers. Now I am the first to admit I know NOTHING about flowers but the Big red Tulips were gorgeous (Retail $298, WHAT?), The Green ones (I couldn’t pronounce the name but looked like a chain of orchids) Retail $298, (WHAT again). No one bid so the min. bid was lowered to $50. I haven’t done anything nice for Sherry lately so I bid $50 and got them. I did not know they were not live until after I bid. I thought the Green ones were live and the Red ones were cut live. Yeah I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
But I also got her a Saks purse. It is in the picture of Steve above on his right.
The photo above is a picture of a Grizzly. Taken by a lady in attendance, Johnnie Laye, her husband is Adrian he says his job is to carry the equipment and run when necessary. I did not get the picture, but it was a beauty.
This is son Mark, Sherece and the sweet Stella, OUR great granddaughter.
Don & Evelyn drove us over. Megan (Josh’s future wife) in the orange, I caught a bad shot here.
More nieces in attendance Ann and Becky along with a grand daughter of their own.
Anyway, that was out evening.
So much love and friendship at a benefit. And it brings in friends you have not seen in many months and years. A good time was had, as well as doing good.
This is a creation called 195789. combining the characteristics of the ‘57, ‘58 & ‘59 Chevy