August 28, 2010
Head for the Cure Pre-Race Happy Hour
Friday, August 26th, we hosted a pre-race happy hour at the Zen Zone. Race participants picked up t-shirts, visited with Lindsey and enjoy appetizers and drinks. The event was a wonderful success... we started with 12 boxes of t-shirts and left with only 2 to take to the race Sunday morning. 182 people signed up for team "Lace-Up for Lindz!! This is simply amazing to us... Lindsey is very touched by your support.
It was great to see everyone and meet the participants who I had only known by name. A special thanks to the Zen Zone for allowing us to use their facility. Thank you to my friends who helped with t-shirt organization, packaging and set-up the day of the event.
Saturday started as a normal day... breakfast, sleeping, etc. I made lunch for the gang (Todd, Jake, Jeff, Hannah and Lindsey) and we enjoyed great, random conversation. Lindsey participated as she could. We all chuckeled as she came back for seconds of the Papa Murphys cookie dough (a weakness of mine when I'm a bit stressed). After lunch, the girls headed outside to work on posters for the race. Our dear Hannah was outside with Lindz when Lindz had a seizure. The first we've had in about 2 months. While it was not a grand mal seizure (whew), it did last for about 15 minutes, and then on off for the next 2 hours. The hospice nurse came out and adminstered Lorazepam as needed until the seizures calmed down. A phenobarb suppository was given and the oral doses will start tomorrow. Mobility is getting much more difficult. We are now using the wheelchair to move about the house.
As I visited with Lindsey about the race and her ability to attend, she very firmly stated. "I'm going." So with God's continued good graces, she'll be there to support this great cause and receive one of the "Keep the Faith" awards. Thank you to those who nominated.