Saturday, June 18, 2011

{Chronically Cool Families at the Phillies}

CCF Phillies Game-22

Many people know that Adam and I along with our good friend and social worker founded Chronically Cool families, a parent to parent support group for families dealing with chronic illness and disability.  Tickets were donated by Roy Halladay and the Phillies to our group to not only watch the game, but also spend time down on the field and also seats in Halladay's private suite, which was very comfy and filled with lots of food and special gifts for the kids! We were made to feel so special and this day will never be forgotten!

CCF Phillies Game-9

CCF Phillies Game-10

This was an amazing time for us.  Not only because it was just an overall great experience but it was so amazing to watch all these families having fun -- putting aside what life deals out on a daily basis an simply having fun!

CCF Phillies Game-6

CCF Phillies Game-3

CCF Phillies Game-31

CCF Phillies Game-30

Our friend came up to me at the game and asked how we were doing and such, as we were spending the week remembering our little boy.  She reminded me that all this was because of his life.  It kinda took my breath away.  I know Gavin's life has been greatly used but sometimes I get so focused on details like CCF not having a website yet, and I forget to see just how amazing it is already and how many families are being impacted!

Silly me.

CCF Phillies Game-25

CCF Phillies Game-24

CCF Phillies Game-15

We are so grateful to the wonderful opportunity given to us by the Phillies and Roy Halladay -- and congrats on the Win!

4 comments:

Chris said...

You are the original Chronically Cool Family :-)

It looks like it was a great day!

Phyllis said...

That is awesome!! It's amazing when God uses people to remind us of the work that He is doing! What a journey you have been on in the past few years all while being an inspiration to others. When I feel like burying my head in the sand I often think of your family and how you are enjoying life and living it to the fullest despite the challenges you have faced.

Anonymous said...

That was a breath taking post Karen..So proud of all you do..
Your sis

All the Marletts said...

That's so...cool!

We were in Chicago for the Mito conference, so sorry we missed this!

It is inspiring to see what Gavin's life has done for others.

See you on Thursday.