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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Friday, May 04, 2012

Raising Money & Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

We were happy to help raise awareness of pediatric cancer and collect money for Kids Cancer Crusade today at Bridge's, the girls' former school. Shayla did beading with the children and we made a $1,000 donation to the school in memory of our Christi, for literacy - one of Christi's big loves. I saw the mural for the very first time. It was bittersweet and it is gorgeous! We miss her so much!
Shayla raises money for Kids Cancer Crusade (an organization started by Jennifer Lehmann in honor of Christi).
Shayla visiting with one of her former fabulous Bridges teachers.
Shayla had a wonderful morning "getting out of school" and assisting the little ones with beading, an idea suggest to us since Christi loved it so much by the awesome Deb Schaefer Kohler, one of Christi's great teachers at Bridges.
For the first time, Shayla took the microphone and said a few words after I presented our $1,000 donation to Bridges, in memory of Christi. Picture: with Dona Kauffman, principal extraordinaire
Shayla with Christi's lemonade stand, finding a cure for pediatric cancer can't come soon enough!
This was really tough! I knew one of my sister's friends is an artist and she drove to Bridges, met with Christi's friends and together they designed this gorgeous mural which is in the "Christi Thomas Student Library" at Bridges. I had seen pictures and thought they were lovely, but to see it in person was even better. The mural is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so disappointed these photos do NOT do it justice. It's really incredible, containing all of Christi's favorite things and reminds me what her life may be like in Heaven. — at Bridges Cancer Awareness Event.
We hope today's donation helps to get more literacy including technology into the school. Very best wishes, Bridges students and staff!


At 4/5/12 5:30 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

That is a beautiful mural!

At 4/5/12 5:31 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

That is a beautiful mural!

At 5/5/12 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know how much I look forward to your posts. Was worried
when I had not seen anything since
Easter but then I realized what a busy family you are. Saw someone
today with a Christi Lemonade Stand
shirt on and it made me smile to think of that precious girl. Just
keep the love and laughter in your lives.


At 6/5/12 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful mural Angela. How proud you must be of Shayla, especially after she spoke at the event. She's grown up so much the last couple of years! So awesome to see all the great things that continue to go on in memory of sweet Christi -- she truly will never be forgotten!
Lisa D:)


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