The big day was upon us on Saturday! Rangers game, here we come! Mom and dad rode with us. They met aunt Dewanna and uncle Gary at the hotel. We got to the gate on time and went upstairs to the Diamond club. We met up with the Sunshine Kids Foundation folks, got signed in, and they had tons of pizza to eat.
After eating, the Ranger's 2nd baseman, Ian Kinsler and his wife, Tess, visited with every family. They had a bag full of goodies for the kids. There were 21 cancer kids at the event.
All of the kids gathered around the podium and took group pictures.
After the events from upstairs, Alicia, Bryson and I went to our seats while the Sunshine kids went downstairs to go out on the field. A child life specialist took Briley down there. Briley was excited to go, until.......
Captain, the ranger's mascot, walked up behind her and autographed her shirt! She didn't want anything to do with anyone dressed up as a big horse and she especially didn't want that horse writing on her shirt! So she cried the whole time on the field. You can kinda see her on the right in the picture above. She is being held by the child life gal.
The group of kids on the big screen!
After the on field presentation, Briley was brought up to our seats. As soon as she saw Alicia, she broke down crying, "mamma!!!! he wrote on my shirt!!!!" We had a good laugh, and she calmed down and settled in and watched the game.
The Rangers beat the A's, 6-2! We had a great time. It was nice getting away as a family and having mom & dad go with us. The following picture didn't turn out great, but it's a picture of a bald-headed cancer kid sitting in front of us watching the game. This is what it's all about!
Briley is doing much better the past couple of days with her walking. She is able to stand for a short time without holding on to anything. She is walking more and more with her walker. I think the swimming has done a lot of good. She will be going to cancer camp on Thursday and we may take Bryson to six flags while she's away. I know she will have a great time there! Thanks!