Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
FINALLY: The news I've been telling you I'd share!
We've been keeping this a secret because we were not 100% sure it was going to happen, but it's safe to share now! You may remember there the infamous Hope Jackson from Billings, Montana and now Douglas, Wyoming who for about 4 years had been using Christi's pictures and "story", pretending to be me and scamming famous people (Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Josh Turner, Kate Gosselin, Brad Paisley and others).
Hope Jackson was eventually charged with a felony and served a tiny bit of jail time for ONE of her many scams. ABC Nightline news contacted us about a year ago asking for our permission to do this story. We agreed and have been in contact back and forth ever since with two of their reporters, following Hope's situation, her other charges, the other cancer children she also exploited, etc., etc., etc. (absolutely mind-boggling and disgusting).
Well, ABC will come to our home to interview us on Tuesday. They told us to plan for four hours - setting up camera and lights, interviewing us for about two hours, tearing down, etc. This ought to be an experience! Oh, the things Christi gets us into - hee hee! Sure miss that awesome little gal!
As much as I dread all of this hassle at such a busy time in our lives, I do feel it's important to share the devastating story of pediatric cancer which is so vastly underfunded and I can't help but think we will feel Christi close by! I also hope with others learning about Hope Jackson they will be on the watch out for her and leery if ever coming into contact with her. I'll keep you posted! Meanwhile, let me also share some homecoming picture from Shayla's dance last night! Good times! I can't even imagine how much fun it would have been to have had Christi alive last night as a Senior, and getting two daughters ready for the festivities!
|Shayla & Blake at Riley's home|
|Shayla, honey, you have many talents, but pinning on boutonnieres is not one of them! Sorry!|
|Shay Shay & Maddi at Heidelberg|
|Shayne & Shayla|
|I had a ball taking her pictures!|
|School friends gather before dinner, dancing and after party bon fire|
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rest in Peace, Sweet Grandma!
Friday, October 04, 2013
2013 Lemonade Stand at Heidelberg University
Thomas team thanks to KDP and Dr. Julie Green from Heidelberg for partnering with Shayla Thomas and hosting the annual Christi Thomas Memorial Lemonade Stand - a sweet tradition started by Dr. Grine in 2004. Shayla talked about Pediatric Cancer and Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund to a class of students and then the students joined in for the lemonade stand over the lunch hour. It was so sweet to have a few of Christi's classmates join us! Over $525.00 was raised for pediatric cancer awareness! Fighting cancer - one cup at a time! Congratulations, Shayla! Thank you, Heidelberg!
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Today's Lemonade Stand!
Hello! We hope you can stop by the lemonade stand today in front of the Education Building on the campus of Heidelberg University. In 2004, Dr. Lori Grine started a wonderful tradition! Shayla will be making a presentation about Pediatric Cancer and Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund at 10:15am and the lemonade stand will follow, out on the front lawn, until 1:00pm.
If the rain keeps you away from the Lemonade Stand at Heidelberg University today, no worries, you can still donate! Visit:http://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/117531 You can also text "LEMONADE E117531" to 85944 (All text donations arebilled direction to your cell phone provider and then paid to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation).
We hope to see you on campus. We are thrilled a few of Christi's friends are coming! Thanks, KDP, Heidelberg University and everyone who is helping in some way. THANKS!