I have been blown away by the YouTube video of Susan Boyle...so much so that I have to share. Watching Susan in her performance at Britain's Got Talent brought such a feeling of joy to my heart. It reminded me of some of the fundamentals in life that so many of us are taught at an early age but often lose sight of. Never judge a book by it's cover. Never, ever give up on your dreams. She has given me renewed inspiration and hope that my dream and vision of supporting BC Children's Hospital is possible and definitely within reach. In talking with Calvin's cardiologist Dr. S, he asked me what my dreams for our fundraising were. I replied half-jokingly that in a few years I would like to be as big as the Michael Cuccione Foundation. For those that don't know who they are, The Michael Cuccione Foundation was started by Michael Cuccione, a teenager who was suffering with cancer. Michael lost his battle but his parents continued his dream and got involved with his fundraising. The Italian community in Vancouver is a huge supporting factor and everyone came together and last year presented Children's Hospital with a cheque for two million dollars. I understand realistically that it's not going to happen for us in our first year, but it does go to prove that with the help of many, we can achieve our goal of providing money for research and for equipment at Children's Hospital. One of the hardest things in life to remember when you are chasing a dream is to reach for the sky. Many fail not because they've set the bar too high and fallen short, it's because they have set the bar too low and achieved their goal. Keep reaching and never, ever give up!!! I leave you with hugs and Susan's amazing YouTube video....
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