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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Big Jersey, Bigger Heart

Mandi Woosley emailed this picture to me and I just had to share it!

As many of you know, in January the Huntsville Havoc held a jersey auction and raised $54,400 for the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund. They auctioned off all of the players' jerseys, plus my husband Chris' jersey. Chris retired from hockey in 2002 but since he played the majority of his career for the Huntsville Channelcats, the Havoc auctioned off a "George 17" jersey each time they held a jersey auction after the game. 100% of the money raised from the auction of Chris' jersey goes directly into Melissa's fund.

March 17th was the final jersey auction. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the jerseys were green.

Mandi emailed me to tell me her husband bought Chris' jersey for her girls and she sent me this adorable picture. That's Maura on the left and Sarah Kate on the right.

I met Mandi and the girls at the hockey game Saturday. They are absolutely precious!

Mandi has two healthy girls and another little angel on the way. She understands how important Melissa's Fund is and how important it is to help those precious babies in NICU.

And what can we say about the Huntsville Havoc? They probably raised close to $60,000 for Melissa's fund this year through the jersey auctions. Because of them, premature infants in the NICU will have a better chance of surviving. We'll be able to use that money to buy more state of the art equipment to help those babies.

Thanks hockey fans! Your hearts are big - and ours are full - thanks to you :)

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