Ride the Ducks

Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation has brightened our family’s life for over 5 years due to the chronic nature of Jordan’s illness. We have done all kinds of fun events with them – including Jordan throwing out the first pitch. The latest event was to “Ride the Ducks” through downtown Seattle. I have thought this looked like fun ever since I first saw the odd vehicle, and boy was it!

We were blessed to see long-time friends Jon and Camille Pook and their four children there, something truly orchestrated by God. Before we left the house Bekah asked if there would be anyone she knew on the “duck”, to which I had to reply “not that I know of…” But God knew just what would make this an absolute perfect time for Bekah. Occasionally, Starlight teams up with other community programs as fundraising opportunities, and this was one of those times. Starlight and Swedish Hospital created a partnership and as the kick-off, families from both programs were invited to Ride the Ducks. The Pook family is part of Swedish’s program, we’re a part of Starlight, and God’s a part of both! How cool is that?! Bekah had such a great time bouncing on the seat with Kendra and Sophia. AND, it was covered by media (TV and print/protography) and the girls made it on the 9, 10, and 11:00 news!! They were quite the cuties ‘sitting’ together on the bouncy bench seat.

(The woman seated in front of us with the baby is Starlight’s fearless Family Coordinator, Erin Behen, with her cutie son, Brenden.)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peter Samuelson
    Jun 15, 2008 @ 09:42:21

    Hello Wonderful Bodger Family!

    I founded Starlight in 1982 and I just wanted to congratulate you on a great Bog and to say I’m so happy to see that Starlight has been helpful to you. Thank you for being part of the Starlight family.

    Reply

  2. Erin Behen
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 14:15:29

    This event was a blast, I’m so glad you were all able to come! It looks like we may even enroll a few new Starlight kiddo’s to the program!

    Reply

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