On December 15, 2016, I received an award from Rady Children’s Hospital for my fundraising efforts through the Ace Hardware Foundation during 2016.
I went to the hospital to speak on-air during the KyXy Holiday of Miracles Radiothon but was also surprised with the special presentation which included a wall plaque on the 2nd floor of the oncology/hematology floor where I spent so much time during my treatment. Outside the windows of the rooms I stayed in during my chemotherapy treatments is a wooden row boat and it is now named in celebration of me!
Helping give back to this amazing hospital that saved my life has been incredible during 2016. Special thanks to all the San Diego area Ace Hardware stores who participated along with the Ace Foundation that helped raise over $40,000 for Rady Children’s Hospital in 2016!!!
LINK to photos from the event: Photos from Rady Children’s Hospital Radiothon & Award Evening,. Dec. 2016
At the award ceremony, the hospital put together a video of my journey which you can see below: