CHOC WALK IN THE PARK 2008

And the walk begins!

And the walk begins!

Today for the first time Kevin and I walked in the “Choc Walk in the Park 2008” at Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth! It is a walk that raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. We didn’t raise a lot this year as it so closely follows the OC Race for the Cure in Newport Beach. But, if we are still around Southern California next year then we may just have a better go at it. The walk was great! It is a much easier course as it is through Disneyland and California Adventure, and they are flat! I felt though that it was a much more emotional walk for me as there were signs all through out the crowd of children that were treated at CHOC but did not survive, with their birthday and the day that they died on the poster. Some even had photos. I wondered for a time whether or not I would actually make it through the walk, my eyes were watering so much. But then I remembered why we were there, and that was to raise money in hopes that  CHOC can treat many, many more children and perhaps they will have a better chance of life!

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About Moqqi

I was born in the Midwest but I have actually lived more of my life on the West Coast. I am looking forward to that day when I once again am living in the Midwest. Hopefully that will mean that I am retired and getting to live life at a bit of a slower pace! I've been married to the same guy for 36 years! We met when he was working for a semi-pro hockey team and I was selling tickets to the games. He also played hockey at an amateur and college level and I think I fell instantly in love when we went ice skating together and he saved me from crashing when someone behind me fell (I was skating backwards, he was skating forward, so we were facing each other.) and he reached out with his big, strong arms and grabbed both of my upper arms and just stopped me dead in my tracks to make sure I didn't fall over the person. My Hercules! I have two children, a son and a daughter. My son is an Registered Nurse and works in an ICU. He is married to a wonderful girl that I couldn't have hand picked better. They have produced the absolute, most cute and adorable Grandchildren that anyone could ask for! My daughter is now a Fifth Grade teacher. She has a joy and passion for teaching and loving her students that is not seen in many teachers these days. She truly found her calling. I have this blog because I thought it would be nice to have a place that I could share what is going on in our lives and I also just love to tell stories. I'm not a writer per se, but I do love a good story. Even if it's just a short little quip!
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