Last week we had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life of a young hero named Lilly. When Lilly was in kindergarten she donated her bone marrow to help save the life of her little sister Emma. We were surprised, and a little sadden to learn, that very little is done to honor these brave children that make such a significant contribution to the lives of kids with cancer. We got to work and a found a community of love for Lilly.
Her surprise started when her family took a morning walk and stumbled upon a group of her friends holding a banner next to a RV. Peter shared a special message with her and the group setout, in the RV, for destinations unknown. Michael Moyer had his rig shined and ready to go, Angelica had it decorated in pink and purple and capped off her handiwork with fun favor boxes for each little lady.
We arrived early at our first destination so we took a moment to let Lilly know that the Phillies love her too! The family are headed to a game with a behind the scenes peak and time before the game to watch batters swing!
The first stop was at the Quakertown Justice store #1096. Alexis, the Store Manager and her District Manager, Peggi rallied the employees. They put together a fashionable back-to-school look for Lilly and gift bags for the girls. They made a great big sign just to let her know that “Justice Loves Lilly!”
Then it was off to a park in Greenlane to play and chatter. Time on the swings had them laughing and hungry. They needed a ride to see Peter Chiaro!
A long table and big smiles were waiting for them all; the staff at Chiaro’s Greenlane delivered pizza, fries and chicken fingers. As fast as they arrived it was now time to leave.
,Michael Moyer had something, unplanned, up his sleeve. He delivered them to Five Below and handed them cash! With Squeals of delight and enormous smiles they shopped until they dropped, then back in the RV fast!
They had a reservation but they didn’t know; Pete’s Dragon was waiting for them so to the Grand Theater they did go! The balcony and snacks were theirs for the show. Michael’s brother Dean took over to deliver them home!
With deep appreciation for the community we serve, we thank you Michael, Angelica, The Phillies, Team Justice, Chiaro’s Greenlane, The Grand Theater and Dean.