Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jump Rope for Heart

Mandy was given a very special award today.........

She raised the most amount of money for the
in her school's
"Jump Rope for Heart"

I did not know she was going to get up there and talk - this was her speech (I'm bummed i couldn't video and take pic's at same time - oh well):

"Most of you know that on January 20th of last year my dad passed away. But what you might not know is that he passed away because he had heart disease and an enlarged heart. It was important for me to raise as much money as I could to help find a cure for heart disease so that no one else's Dad or Mom has to die from this disease."

"insert my tears here"
I want to personally thank everyone who helped and donated money for this cause. It really did mean a lot to her and the AHA. The whole school raised over $2000.00 and with your help Mandy raised almost $500.00!

She was a little girl on a mission...............

6 comments:

Cathi Hamen said...

insert tears for me too!!! we are soo proud of you Mandita.. so is your Daddy!

Nyla said...

I am crying too! What a great and purposeful accomplishment! Congrats mandy!

rondog said...

That is so cool Shannon!!! You must be soooooooo proud of your daughter. Tell her congratulations from me!!!!

Rachel Shoemaker said...

Wow... Congrats Mandy... pass the tissues!

Nyla said...

Lovethe new blog design!

Kristen said...

WAY TO GO MANDY!