Last night Ruby was one of eight honored guests at the Pirate & Princess Ball, benefiting Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). That meant that she and her family were invited to attend the event for free and be recognized 'on stage' with a gift basket. Lehr and Maddux had other obligations, so Eli, Ruby and I represented.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Pirate & Princess Ball
Ruby has received many gifts, honors and recognitions in the last 18 months because of her battle with cancer. Lehr and I are always humbled and usually feel awkward accepting any of these because it all seems too generous or unnecessary or something. But when I step back and view it from the outside - when I see someone else going through something similar - I want to give the same praise, love, recognition, so we try to be as gracious as possible.
When they called Ruby up, she ran through the aisle to the director and even grabbed the mic. No stage fright there! Ruby's former physical therapist was in attendance and was so kind to grab this video of the stunner on stage.