Support For Christi Thomas

This blog is to help offer support to the Thomas Family and their daughter, Christi, in her battle against cancer. Please visit Christi's website at to learn more. There, you'll find journals, photos and a lots of other information about this amazing child and her family.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

$1,000 Christi Thomas Heidelberg College Scholarship Winner

Although I wish there was no reason to give out scholarships, it is with great pleasure to announce the winner of the $1,000 Christi Thomas Memorial Heidelberg College Scholarship - Tiffany!

Tiffany is a stellar student and came to the selection committee highly recommended and with a glowing application. Although in her essay she never mentioned her hard work at ALL of the Lemonade Stands held on campus with/for Christi, nor the fact that she donated her long beautiful hair in Christi's honor, or was one of Christi's favorite babysitters, her many other merits stood out and captured the judges' highest scores. One of the judges wrote, "This one is a no-brainer!"

Because we felt that two of the other applicants were also so very deserving, and so much like Christi and her amazing little spirit, we added some additional scholarship money. Ashley and Sarah will be receiving a $250.00 scholarship which we hope will help with their student teaching fees and books for their Senior year. Congratulations and best wishes to all!

Shayla and I will be at the Student Awards Ceremony on Campus in a couple of weeks to watch Tiffany receive her award; Shayne said last year was a killer and he just didn't think he could bring himself to go again. It made me think of a couple who, in memory of their son's birthday, went to the community swimming pool and bought treats at the concession stand for every child at the pool and then cried and felt miserable as all of the kids enjoyed their treats and there son wasn't there celebrating what should have been his birthday. We want to do good things, but it really is hard to witness knowing the meaning and the reason behind it all. We just miss her so much!


At 10/4/08 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wishing you strength for each day.

At 10/4/08 2:25 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

My congratulations to all Christi Scholarship recipients. It's remarkable how many lives Christi touched and continues to inspire.


At 11/4/08 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a special time for you and those who are chosen for the scholarships.

Shayla certainly is one busy little girl. She is growing up so fast.


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