Santa Really Is Coming To Town!
A telephone call from an unknown number came to our house on Friday night. It was Mrs. Claus on the line calling to inform us that Santa would be arriving at our house from the North Pole between 5:30pm and 6:00pm on Christmas Eve to bring Addi and Cassi their Christmas presents. This is the time Santa arrives in Reno and apparently he’s very busy so we better be prepared to take video. Mrs. Claus also reminded us that when Santa leaves the house the girls need to go to the backyard to look for the Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer so they don’t see Kris Kringle getting into his pickup truck!
The kindness people have show us over the past few months is extraordinary to say the least. Yesterday, a friend of mine stopped by with a set of darling CureCaps made by a friend of hers who lives here in Reno. Carol, our friend in Boston, spent two solid weeks knitting CureCaps day and night and is helping us get the word out about Addi and Cassi on the East Coast.
Our friends from Australia offered to donate their beach house and a round of golf at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, one of the top golf courses in the world, for our fundraiser and silent auction in May 2008. We have received pedicure donations, housecleaning service, the condo on Lake Tahoe…the donations go on and on. Many people are offering their personal time to help us as well. The outpouring of support on so many different levels is incredibly moving and keeps us focused on our goal to conquer cholesterol and beat NPC.
A number of checks have also come to the house to the Addi and Cassi Fund. The donations come in large and small amounts — $10,000, $1,000, $500 and even $10. Many of the checks are coming from people we have never met and they arrive with touching letters of support and encouragement. To everyone this Christmas, we wish you much love, peace and joy.
The Hempel Family