It was an awesome night. My Daddy was honored with the Clarence Butler Service and Leadership award from St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. Daddy practiced medicine in Columbus for many years until a horseback riding accident ended his career and left him paralyzed from the neck down. As a general surgeon he gave his best years to St. Francis. Now that he cannot perform surgery, he works as a patient advocate and consultant to the hospital. My sisters and I have always been so proud of our Daddy. But it's evenings like this one that open my eyes to the impact one person can have on a community. Nine hundred and thirty people bought a ticket to this event; the largest turnout this fundraiser has ever experienced. Daddy's hands changed people's lives. Now his words pick up where his hands left off.
Here are a few pics of my family as we celebrated with our hero!
sisters, Anna and Caroline
Grandmama (who is 92!!! doesn't she look stunning?) and uncle Luis (who is equally stunning :)
sister, Mary Lovett (she is Sally and Wynne's mama)
Aunt Fabulous and Uncle Awesome
sister, Caroline and her boyfriend, Brandon
Hey, Uncle Awesome, you got something in your teeth.
sisters, Anna and Sally, with The Touhys (from the movie "The Blind Side") who were generous enough to speak at this function. They were a-MAH-zing.