Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ella Gives Back!

Central Coast followers (and I know I have quite a few of you!), I have a really exciting event to tell you about!!! 

This Thursday, February 23rd (yes, that’s tomorrow – sorry for the late notice, but, as you know, my life has been a little nutso lately!), from 4-10pm, Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Pismo will be host to “Ella Gives Back,” a benefit for CHD Awareness! Come and share appetizers and drinks, hear awesome guest speakers and meet some of the most inspirational kids you could ever have the fortune of coming across (including a certain little man you may already be pretty fond of!). The event is an open house, so come and go as you please – but please do stop by! 

Tickets are $30 and the money will go toward CHD research and helping a CHD family in need! The event is honoring Ella Beckstead, an adorable 5 month old baby girl, who, like Bodie, is beating HLHS every single day. She, like Bodie, has central coast roots – she lives in Arroyo Grande; and Bodie and Ella share not just the same hospital, but even the same surgeon! One of God’s really cool hook-me-ups for me has been meeting Ella and her family. I’ve gotten to know Ella’s amazing parents Melissa and Brady during the past year and can’t wait to help them honor Ella with this very special event. And hey, Bodie and I are driving all the way up from LA – so the way I figure it, if you’re already in the 5 Cities area, you really have no excuse! ;-)

So c’mon over to Guiseppe’s, make your way over to the garden area for a drink and some appetizers, and meet my little man and his amazing heart brothers and sisters – and help raise some much needed funds for CHD research and families while you’re at it! You can purchase tickets here or at the door!

Hope to see you there!
(Oh, and Bodie and I will be there most of the evening, other than right when it starts (since we’ll still be driving up from LA at the time) and at the end (10pm is a little late for me, let alone a 2 year old!) :-)

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