Monday, November 17, 2008

Smiles Galore

Last January, I wrote about a young man named Chancellor. He was 10 years old and was one of the founding children of our Dreamcatchers family support organization. Chancellor passed away on January 18th, but his zest for life lives on. He could squeeze every ounce of fun from every day, and in his honor, the Chancellor Rice Memorial Fun Fund was created.

Each year, Dreamcatchers will choose a child for a 'Day Of Fun' - a day defined completely by the chosen child. Our first recipient of this award went to the lovely Brooke.

Brooke is also 10 years old, and for her day of fun, she wanted to go to the Disney Playhouse Live show. And that is exactly what we made happen for her!! Below are some pictures from Brooke's special day yesterday...



Sure, Brooke wanted to meet the Disney characters, but don't let that shy smile fool you. She also has a thing for tall, dark handsome men. And the photographer from their local news station fit that bill!



To make things even better, after the handsome photographer stepped away, Mickey and Minnie Mouse stepped in! Brooke had a private meeting with the mice, and she kept searching on her communication device for the right words to express her surprise.



Once the show started, Brooke's eyes never left the stage. I doubt even the handsome cameraman could have competed at that point.



The joy was written all over her face!



Even as we left the show to head home, the smile never left her face and she kept looking at the character's pictures on her communication board. Was it a good day of fun for Brooke? Yep, I believe it was!

(The story of Brooke's adventure was covered on the local news station. If I can find the video, I will post it here also.)

4 comments:

Casdok said...

What a beautiful post and such wonderful photos of Brooke's pure joy.

MB said...

Glad she had so much fun! I had been wondering what they decided to do. Thanks for the update!

MMC said...

Beautiful post!

little.birdy said...

What a sweet post for a sweet girl! I loved it. Thanks so much for sharing!