Friday, September 13, 2013

Thank You.

We have had very full hearts the last few days as we try to process the amount of love we were shown at the Kisses for Cami event on Saturday.  When we pulled into that parking lot and saw the line of people waiting to swab their cheeks we were stunned!  I immediately burst into tears.  How wonderful it is to live in a community where people come together to support a little girl in need.  I was told that they swabbed over 450 people that day and ran out of kits!  WOW!  To think that even one of those people may some day save a life makes that day more dear.

So many people that we love (and some we have never even met, came out to help)-

Check out the Cami-swag!
(thanks Adcentives West.. you guys have ALWAYS been so wonderful to Cami!)
She LOVES her swag goodies!

The sweetest notes were written on a GIANT bouquet of flowers for Cami!  
She LOVED them! 

Cami's little BBF's from our neighborhood made their own DARLING lemonade stand!  
Love these girls- thanks cute little ladies!

Even Annie the therapy dog made it out!  
Cami loves the therapy dogs who visit her in the hospital!

Great Grandma even made it to the big day!  Love you Ne-Ne!

Just look at this line of people who came out to swab!  It was at least a 45 minute wait!

Cami was SO happy that night!!  
We were grateful that she finally got a glimpse of the army that is behind her!  

She dunked her dad in the dunk tank...

We LOVED the Photo Booth!
(big thanks to Funny Face Photo Booth)

and the silly mascots made Cami giggle.  
We love you guys!  Thanks for coming out!

And when it rained... everyone DANCED!
A little rain can't bring us down (um.. or a LOT)!

These girls pulled off an INCREDIBLE event!  They refused to let me help and insisted that I spend time with my family.  They took care of EVERYTHING!  These girls are amazing friends and outstanding people.  We will forever be in their debt and we hope to one day pay it forward to another family in need.  Thank you for everything girls.  Thank you for showing us such love.  We felt it and it will truly carry us through this.

Love you girls so much!

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” 

Thank you to M.K. Nash Photography for capturing this event so beautifully!


  1. I love everything about this post..this was one of the most significant experiences in my life! Thank you for letting me and my family be a small part of trying to make a horrible thing a little bit brighter. We pray for Cami and your family every day! You deserve only happiness! We love you! xo

  2. I tried to post before but I don't think it saved my post. I am the mother of a two time AML survivor. My daughter Shannon had a cord blood transplant a little over 3 years ago. They could not find a bone marrow match. We just had our yearly check up with the bone marrow team and she is doing wonderful. I know what you are going through and it is hard to say the least. We can do hard things! We are praying for your sweet daughter and your family. We have been where you are about to go and would love to answer any questions you might have. Shannon and I would love to meet you and your daughter, It may give Cami some hope to know of another girl who made it through and is doing GREAT! Just let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help. My email is

    Vickie Johnson

  3. My prayers are with you, your husband, son and beautiful girl. It sounds like you have an amazing support group cheering you on and holding you up. That is such a blessing.
    I am so glad your turnout was so awesome.

  4. This event looks so awesome. I really wanted to go but was unable to attend. I ordered my kit last Friday and had it by Monday. I swabbed my cheek and put it in the mail that night. I hope they are processing the mail kits quickly once they get them back.


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