Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Evening with the Stars

Neal and Ryan were asked to present some awards at a Donate Life event. The event was on Saturday, conveniently downtown, across from the Arnold Classic. The awards were honoring medical professionals. It was Neal's largest crowd to date and a small audience for Ryan. The meal was amazing. Both guys also were given 2-3 minutes to tell their own stories and did a great job. Ryan was able to give the crowd a few laughs. The beginning of Ryan's speech talked about how we had earned one name status like Cher with them. We are Neal&Michele. It was very cute and very true on the reverse as well. In emails with my Dad, they are R&L. We look forward to the many future vacations and camping trips we will have together. Some people came up to us afterwards to talk with us. Some people even said they had a few tears after hearing the guys talk. It was a great evening and a change of pace since we were not out telling our story to get people to sign up to donate, but simply to meet others who already support organ donation. Hopefully Neal will be asked to participate in more speaking engagements.