Pretty soon, everything began to fall into place. I teamed up with Froggy Radio station to host a benefit concert, featuring Gary Allan, Jon Pardi, and Kelliegh Bannen. Their support with my project and my story, overwhelmed me immensely. I had the chance to do a radio interview with Jeremy, aka Danger, about the event and why the proceeds were going to Make-a-Wish. It was incredible. After growing up listening to his voice on the radio, I was in his studio, while he interviewed ME. They did a wonderful job with getting the word out about the cause!
Tuesday, February 11th; the actual event day. The concert took place at Latitude 40 with a first come, first serve admission and a $10.00 donation to receive a ticket. In addition to the admission fee, Froggy had some other things up their sleeves. Gary Allan agreed to donate ALL of the proceeds to Make-a-Wish! That's not it! Before the doors even opened, we raised $2,500 by auctioning off two pairs of meet-and-greet and VIP passes! I was amazed. My goal of granting a wish was about to come true.
All together, the show was incredible. Gary Allan, Jon Pardi, and Kelliegh Bannen all joined the stage at one time to play a sort of "front porch acoustic" vibe. The audience was packed with fans who knew all the words, supporters of Make-a-Wish, and my lovely family members/friends. I had the privilege to meet each of the artists and thank them for their help with my fundraiser. In total, we raised a whopping amount of over $9,200!!! I aimed to raise enough for one wish, but the fact that I was able to raise enough for two wishes, surpassed any wish of mine! Thank you so much to every one who made this possible!
|My dear friends from radiation: Kieran, my little warrior, Abby, Kaden, and Mailee.|
|My two favorite men: my boyfriend and father.|
|The lovely Kelliegh Bannen. She was truly a charm and took time to hear my story.|
|I had the privilege of meeting the amazing, Gary Allan.|
|This man is so inspirational; I couldn't have done this without him.|
|Meeting Gary Allan with my daddio!|
|The handsome, talented Jon Pardi.|
|Mr. Dreamy, himself.|
|Some of my beautiful supporters: My teachers, sister, and Danger.|
|My beautiful aunts and cousin (plus my dad photo bombing).|
|Remy, my Make-a-Wish volunteer. I would be nothing without her!|