For many of you reading this, you may already know I reached my goal last night (sunday, before midnight), of donating $2,100 to the American Cancer Society. I wish I could thank those who contributed in person, but I guess I’ll have to stick with social media, since I guess it was how I was able to reach my goal anyways!
It was shocking to see the support I received from people I don’t even know, since many of my family and friends shared my message with their own friends. Words cannot describe how blessed I feel and proud that, in under 2 weeks, I was able to make that much of a difference. The best thing is, people are STILL donating.
I had the best birthday weekend anyone could dream of. My best friend surprised me Friday morning and we went to Santa Cruz to watch the sunset in the evening. Saturday I went to San Francisco for time with family and a surprise Parisian-inspired dinner party and Glide sunday afternoon. I had a big party last night and today I got to drink for the first time! (I’m so shocked how good alcohol tastes!)
This birthday was about giving back in honor of my uncle, who has asked for so little during this difficult time, but has been giving away so much. A few people have told me that I have inspired them to do something similar for their birthdays, and while that wasn’t the ultimate goal, I can’t say I’m not proud!
Thank you again for thinking of me and making this a year filled with much hope and love.