Tuesday, May 5, 2009

JDRF Dream Gala

Saturday night, we went to the annual JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Dream Gala, a big fundraiser to raise money for research for a cure. We had a blast! We were invited by the Harman family and are so thankful we were able to be a part of the evening. As you can imagine, this hit VERY close to home for Nathan and I. They showed a video that interviewed the parents of children afflicted with type 1 diabetes and for me, it made me realize how heartbreaking this must have been for Nathan's parents. Being a parent certainly changes the perspective. Of course, we couldn't help but wonder if we too will be on this journey with one of our children. If that is the case, I am so thankful there are many generous people willing to selflessly donate for a worthy cause! As Nathan said. "I am just blown away by this evening. I am just that diabetic guy. It's my journey, it's daily. But for people to care and recognize and donate toward a cure for people like me...it's unbelievable."

Mel & Jaime

The Darbys

Ebes, Erin, Jules, Mel & Nicole

The princess was soooo sad she wasn't able to come to "the princess ball."


Jennie said...

You girlies look beautiful! What a great cause!

Justin and April said...

Mel, you look hot! That's all I gotta say! Diabetes is something my step-dad struggled with daily as you know. So good to hear people are willing to give from their hearts to a worthy cause.

All About Baby Boomerang said...

That is soooo fun! Everyone looks incredible!!!

Julia Harman said...

FYI, we raised over $1MM on Saturday! I'm SO happy we hit that number given the headwinds against us... Thank you so much for you and Nathan being there!

Rachel and Ian Kirkland said...

yall all look gorgeous!!!