Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wish Ball 2010
Last night was a blast. We started the evening "walking the red carpet" and having our picture taken. As soon as we arrived, I was asked if I was "jesse"? Hmmm, How did they know. Then we went to the auction area, and I helped sell $100 teddy bears. Each bear had a key around its neck, and 1 opened a box with a $5,000 dollar necklace, that person would win. At 7:30 we went into the ballroom, WOW is was amazing. We where seated with 6 other guests, most where the original founders and members of Make A Wish. We got to see county artist Kevin Sharp, he sang a song he wrote about kids with illness and getting a wish. He was also a wish kid when he was in High School. After that, the auction started, and I had the diamond necklace on. I went up stage with the auctioneer, and she had me talk about my wish. So much for being shy and just blending in. Funny, they also introduced my parents, and they had to stand. Then I walked around the room showing the necklace as it was being auctioned. They received $2,700 for the necklace. Over all, a lot of money was raised to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation, and I was blessed to be a part of it.