Mark got to take home our table's centerpiece, with the winning sticker on the back of his program. I love the white and green.
On Saturday, we were able to attend the annual COPA ball, a black tie event to raise money for the Maricopa Health Foundation, which is hugely responsible for Stephanie and Christian's recovery through the Burn Unit at Maricopa County Hospital. You may remember last year we attended as well. Only last year, Stephanie and Christian were in comas. The tone of the event, for us, was obviously much more somber. We did not know how or when or if they would recover.
This year, the event was joyous. A celebration of the miracles that faith + medicine can produce. Stephanie and Christian were guest speakers and had the whole audience captivated with their remarkable story. Tears flowed. Standing ovations were given. We were so grateful to be in attendance and so thankful for the donor who purchased the expensive table (it IS a fundraiser) so more of C and S's families could attend. I don't know who it was, but we are most appreciative. And, as you likely already know, Stephanie and Christian will be on OPRAH today! Don't miss it!