Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wish Ball


Last Saturday the UM Stars (a student run organization that supports Make-A-Wish) held their annual Wish Ball. The event was a formal dinner and dance to get support for fulfilling more wishes. Izzy was one of the honored guests, and the UM Stars did a fantastic job.

Izzy sang "I am Like A Star" in front of 200 peole--belted it out loud and clear.














(Izzy and Kevin, a doting UM Star) (Wyatt, Izzy, and Brooklyn dancing the night away)

People were very generous in providing silent auction and raffle items and in bidding on them.
Some of the items included sports memorabilia (e.g., signed Tiger's baseballs, Red Wing jerseys and a Rich Rodriguez signed football). It was an inspiring thing to see so many people willing to sacrifice for someone else.

As it turns out, Kerri was also one of the honored guests. She was the keynote speaker and got a standing ovation at the end. It was a great feeling to see Kerri be recognized for all of the amazing things she has done this last year (i.e.,mother a daughter trying to survive cancer, help two other children thrive and support a husband trying to fulfill his dream all at the same time).

12 comments:

LL said...

What a fun evening!

Kate Hansen said...

Oh, I'm tearing up. Sounds like a wonderful event!

tiffany said...

You each look fantastic, all dressed up. Kerri I would love to see a copy of your remarks! Or a video:) Keep up the great fight! Love ya!

Carol and Tyler said...

woo hoo!!! Can't wait to hear those remarks in person!!!

Hubers said...

She's amazing! You're whole family is!

Sara said...

It looks like it was a fantastic night - you all look amazing! :) I wish we could have been there!

Jenny Ludlow said...

What a gorgeous family! I wonder how many dry eyes there were at the end of "I am Like a Star."

Nan said...

How exciting for 3 little girls to go to a ball! Only princesses get to do that? No way!
We will all miss your family. Are you sure this Michigan winter hasn't tempted you to stay in AA?

Jacilynn said...

Kerri,
Hope you don't mind. I got your blog address from Amber's Blog. Your family is very Sweet. I enjoyed all the cute pics. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
love,
Jaci

Christie said...

Cory, What a lucky man you are to have 4 gorgeous girls roaming around your house. Thank you for sharing your family through this blog for the past year. You are always in my thought and prayers. I glad to know that you realize what a wonderful and tough woman you married. Good luck with your move to TX and enjoy your graduation trip.

The Cherry Family said...

That's so cool. Kerri, I didn't realize you were the keynote speaker. What a compliment. It's sounds like an amazing night. Why do you guys have to move?????

Traci said...

I love the long curly locks Ker, hopefully Cory isn't minding the strands of hair you're leaving around! It's worth it, you look grrrrrrrrrrrrreat! (Sorry, don't know why the tiger came out)