|To Mary and all my new friends at The Guardian Brain Foundation,
A great big "thank you" for welcoming me, Tori and Sophie into your hearts and lives a few weeks ago at the beautiful Butterfly Ball. From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home. Of course, seeing all the photos of our sweet Bobby helped ease us into that comfortable mode... how he would have loved being there and meeting everyone in the room!
It was a great mix of families, and friends... some were mine, and some were yours. Husbands, wives, mothers, daughters, children of all ages... though we all come from different backgrounds and neighborhoods, we unite to cheer for the same team: the brain tumor team. And that made the evening so special as we bonded through experiences that were all too familiar to most attending. I enjoyed getting to know many of the wonderful families who make up your team of supporters at TGBF, and wish I could have heard more of their stories. My hope is that in future years, there will be an abundance of success stories related to the audience by all of those there this year.
Thank you all for honoring Bobby's memory in such a beautiful way... with your friendship, your generosity, and your support of this great cause. I will have the gifts you sent home with me as reminders of the night we all met, and I'll keep your faces and stories in my heart and in my prayers.
With much affection,