Today was the big day!
Maymay got to go to her game. Her anxiety level was way higher than usual, but her excitement pushed her through. She had her outfit all picked out and was ready in minutes! She did spend a few extra minutes getting Berry ready. It was important that they both had on their Eagles gear.
They earned a few new fans.
I get absurdly excited when a package arrives. Always have, always will. I must have passed that trait on to my little nugget, because when the FedEx package arrived you would've thought Ed McMahon was at our door with a big 'ole check.
Well, Maymay happily discovered that her parking pass for the Eagles vs Cowboys game had arrived. Saying that she is excited is a complete understatement. She danced around the living room singing. Yeah, I'd say she was pretty excited.
As I tucked her in and said goodnight, she looked up at me and simply said, I really get to go. I smiled at her and nodded my head, since I would've started crying if I said anything. She closed her eyes and smiled and just sighed.
And then I finally did cry.
If you're reading this I'm going to assume you've read past posts about Maymay and her LOVE for the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders. She works hard each year to raise money for CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) where she's been a patient for much of her life, to support the autism program. Her favorite place to go is the Huddle up for Autism event that CHOP and CAR (Center for Autism Research) host each year.
Last year, thanks to the most generous and wondrous people alive, Maymay was the highest fundraiser! Her reward was to get to meet the Eagles cheerleaders at the Huddle up for Autism, and get autographs. Again, I know you're aware of how happy she was that Nate Allen remembered her, and how sweet most of the cheerleaders were to her.
Well....there was an additional prize for being the highest fundraiser. Maymay gets to go to an actual game! She choose October 20th so I could see my team play too! (Yup, she's a sweetheart.) The representative from the Eagles has been so kind getting everything set up for Maymay's big day! She even has a special surprise for Maymay that I'd bet includes the cheerleaders!
I wanted to re-thank each and everyone of you that has made this possible. Maymay has had a few setbacks, and this has been motivating her to get better. I'm grateful to you for giving my daughter this opportunity and for giving her a reason to smile.