FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH.
It was raining all week, and supposed to rain the whole day. Luckily our little angel had other plans. We had been planning for this day for months now. Eager for it to come, yet still heartbreaking that we weren't able to have Rylee with us. We knew when Rylee passed away we wanted everyone to remember her name and how courageous she was. This day, we accomplished that in more ways than one.
The morning was busy with last minute details, golfers checking in, it's still raining on and off. Around 11:30, the rain stopped, the clouds parted, and a tiny sliver of the sun made its way over the course, and then I knew, Rylee was here. I made an announcement to start off golf, thanking everyone for coming and celebrating our perfect baby girl. I went out on the course selling raffle tickets and thanking everyone for coming. I tried to convey my gratitude to everyone, and everyone's response was "We wouldn't miss it for the world, can't wait for next year!" Tears filled my eyes as I hugged strangers coming out to support the fight against neuroblastoma.
After golf ended, everyone gathered outside the club house to see the helicopter ball drop. Rylee was the most "EXTRA" baby you could have known. Dancing while she ate, twirling her hair at any give moment, and the famous booty shake. What is more extra than a helicopter at a golf outing?! People could purchase a ball with a number on it. Then the all the balls go up into a helicopter and they drop onto the green. The closest ball to the hole, will win the money! Dinner was amazing, and everyone enjoyed the raffles and silent auction.
We raised a net total of $34,616.
The day as a whole was overwhelming, but in a good way. To see how many people have supported us and our beautiful little girl along this journey is nothing short of amazing. One day there will be a cure for neuroblastoma and no one will have to feel these feelings like we did and so many families before us. Rylee will be remembered and honored forever because through her story we will raise funds to cure this terrible disease.
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