Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Hunter Presgrave Fund

Just so you know, we raised a TON of money today at our BarbeCURE fundraiser for Holly's little boy, Hunter! And in the process of raising a TON of money, we served up a TON of BBQ! Things got a little stressful a couple of times, but we managed to pull it off. Big thanks to John and Sarah White who put this whole thing together. And big thanks to all of our friends who came out and helped pull it off, as well as the staff of Stan White Realty and Construction who went above and beyond a day's work. Also, big thanks to all of the restaurants who donated or deeply discounted food or other necessary items to make allow us to give all of the proceeds to the Presgrave family (some in our desperate time of need today!). Big Al's, Mama Kwan's, Pigman's BBQ, High Cotton BBQ, US Foods, just to name a few.

Word on the street is that the Hunter Presgrave Fund at the OBX Bank will soon have THOUSANDS of dollars in it. You know, as of Monday, when someone can actually get there and fill out the deposit slip. Wow. I am so impressed with our community. People came from near and far and gave what they had to this special family. We heard a bunch of fun stories of people who travelled from Virginia just for this event, who came representing other families with children who are dealing with this same cancer, and who just heard the announcements on the radio and felt called to come. Amazing.

Holly and her family were there for most of the day. It was so great to see them. Hunter looked really good and seemed to be feeling good. When the event was over Hunter started to get a little tired but he was definitely not the only one who needed to go home and take a nap! I think he had a good day. He even got to talk live on the radio-what more could you ask for?!

I took my camera but didn't take any pictures. Darn. Hopefully I can get a picture when we all gather together once the final check is written and it is "officially" handed over. We hope to get to do that soon. I'll keep you posted on our final total. I can't wait to hear!

Thanks again to everyone who came out and to those who bought tickets or simply donated. You have helped make a family's difficult time just that much more bearable.

We love you Holly, Ben and Hunter! (Just found out that Holly reads my blog so feel free to leave a comment on this post for her!) We are with you every step of the way!


Holly Presgrave said...

Thank you so very much! We were so overwhelmed by the prayers, love and support shown to us by our friends, our family and our community. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. We will be forever changed by Hunter's diagnosis but we plan to live our life in a more giving & helpful way. We have learned so very much from this, especially about what is truly important in life and that the people & community in the OBX are simply amazing! We love you very much!

Melissa said...

I'm always amazed at the generosity of ordinary people!
So glad you were able to raise so much money for this family!
They'll be in our prayers!

Rendy said...

There are many people in our community that are so willing to give when there is a need. You are certainly one of those with a kind, loving, sharing heart. Holly and her family are fortunate to have you as their friend. I am so proud of the results of yesterday for the Presgrave family! So many people giving in so many ways. What a wonderful place to live and raise a family.