Friday, November 9, 2012

Rocking for a Cause

Posted by Strlady at 1:08 PM
Tomorrow is not just special because it's my birthday but because my girls will be hosting an event truly dear to us all.

Meet the Marauders...


This was the standard fair at my house as my daughter grew up. 


Do you see a theme here? Besides Lindsey's favorite T-shirt? 
Holidays, Birthdays, every new Harry Potter release...


For years...

These kids just seemed to gravitate to each other. They found a common thread in their lives and stitched a true friendship out of it. They walked different paths but were all committed to this friendship...

In 2009, we lost Brad.


I don't talk about it because I try to forget it happened. It's easier for me to think he is out there doing his thing and just not keeping in touch... But sometimes it sneaks up on me.

Like the day this was taken...


As the girls piled up in the photo booth to take some cutesy photo, I fell apart a bit. One of the bridesmaid that was trying to console me didn't understand when I turned to her and said, one is missing. She just thought I was having a mom moment and in a sense, I was. After 3 years, that wound is still very raw.

Brad died in his sleep. He had epilepsy. While everyone slept, Brad slipped away from us. The Epilepsy foundation calls it SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy).

November is National Epilepsy Awareness month and the girls wanted to do something in remembrance.

 Lindsey is part of a rock band called Melt and has reached out to other local bands to put on a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness of this disease.  The girls have worked hard to make this a success and I could do no less to support them.  Which is why I am finally talking about it.

I promised them that I would bring the message to you all. I have put a widget on the sidebar of my blog that links to a page I created to raise funds for the cause. Even though the event takes place tomorrow I setup the event to last through out the month. All donations go directly to the epilepsy foundation to promote awareness of the disease and we hope that with awareness will come the knowledge needed to help those that suffer seizures.

If you can make a donation to the cause, words will never express my appreciation.
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Please, feel free to spread the word!!!

3 comments on " Rocking for a Cause"

Jess on November 9, 2012 at 2:25 PM said...

Getting choked up here! Thanks Sandy!

Penny on November 9, 2012 at 7:26 PM said...

Yes, getting choked up here, too!! A good friend of the family went the same way. Very Sad, especially as their daughter had lost a baby a few years before and then their son this way.

Bonnie on November 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM said...

Sandy,
This is Bonnie (Brad's twin sister). Seeing the pictures of him and the girls not only brought a smile to my face but tears to my eyes. It still amazes me that he was able to touch so many lives in such a positive way. I just want to thank everybody who put together Bands for Brad and Sandy for making this website. You are all wonderful and have made me happy to know that Brad may be gone but he certainly wont be forgotten!

 

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