Sunday, September 23, 2007

Strollathon for Rhett Syndrome

Kelly and Brooklyn Butler
Yesterday morning Ezra and mommy went down town (Cincinnati) and joined the Butler family in the strollathon for Rhett Syndrome. (Daddy stayed home with Elijah and Adrielle...they were a little under the weather). Our good friend Brooklyn Butler was diagnosed with Rhett Syndrome about 4 months ago. We were asked to help raise money and join their family in the strollathon. We of course were honored and wanted to do all we could to help them out and to raise money to help find a cure for this horrible disorder. Our family was able to raise $245 (thank you to everyone who sponsered us)! In all, the strollathon raised over $250,000! Thanks to all who donated to this good cause! Hopefully the researchers will find a cure soon! It was so good to see the Butler family. The Butler team had around 40 people to walk with Brooklyn. It was such a humbling experience for me. Charlie and Kelly are incredibly strong and they are AMAZING parents. Lil' Brooklyn is so blessed to have them in her life to love and care for her the way they do. Charlie and Kelly are so blessed to have such a precious little angel in their lives! Brooklyn is absolutely adorable (as you can clearly see in the photos). When I first got there and knelt down to the stroller to where she was sitting to say hello she gave me this incredible, amazing smile that just brought tears to my eyes. Her smile melts your heart. She is a little miracle! God sends us some special angels in this world, and Brooklyn is definitely one of those God sent angels! You can read more about Brooklyn on her blog listed on our web page under "Our blogging Buddies" or her website is: We love you Brooklyn and never forget the Rhodus family is praying and thinking about you always!

"Team Butler"


Kelly Butler said...

OK....I am crying now.
Your post was so amazing, so sincere. It meant the world to me that you were there on Saturday. I HATE that I did not get to talk with you much. Charlie and I both said that. We need to schedule another Cincy trip and get together. Thank you SO MUCH for your support and your friendship. Most of all your prayer!

Kelly Carr said...

I saw your blog linked to Kelly's blog. It's cool to see pics of how much Elijah and Adrielle have grown. And it was great to meet Ezra and see you on Saturday!

Jessica said...

What a sweet photo and beautiful little girl! Please let Kelly and lil' Brooklyn know that people who they don't even know send good thoughts and prayers their way every day.

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