On behalf of all of the members of my family I sincerely want to thank all of the people who attended the fundraising event for us at the Melha Shrine Center this past Saturday night [Nov. 3].
The Shriners put this event together to help everyone in my family. I was so taken by the many other family members, friends, Shriners and some people who didn't even know us who just came to help our family in a very challenging and at times very frightening time for all of us. Thankfully everyone in our family is now healthy and the replacement of all of the items and other needs in our home can soon begin.
As a Shriner I am used to thinking about giving time, energy and whatever else I can give on behalf of the children in our Shriners Hospital in Springfield. The event on Saturday night was a great example of Shriners giving of themselves to help one of their own – my family and me. We will never forget your heartfelt concern for us and your generosity in assisting us.