Charlotte and I had front row seats. I held her up as tears streamed down my face and Charlotte cheered with glee and joy.
In her remarks Ann Lurie (or was it Maggie Daley?), quoted Christopher Reeve’s famous remark, “When you choose hope, anything is possible.” Five years ago, after a devastating prenatal diagnosis, we chose hope. We chose Children’s Memorial Hospital. And you all chose to come along for the ride, crying and cheering along with us. Along with Charlotte and her doctors, you are our heroes. Thank you.
And now for a blatant plug:
The hospital’s bones are up and it’s time to add the flesh and blood. Our capital campaign is still underway–in this economy, fundraising can be a bit slow. In this season of giving, if you can give anything to our critical mission, the bricks and mortars, please consider it. Visit Heroesforlife.org and follow the link “How to be a hero.”
While you’re there, check out the campaign song. Tonight we heard it sung by a famous Chicago gospel singer. Extraordinary!