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Friday, January 16, 2009

For Your Viewing Pleasure

NewsChannel 19 has given us some great coverage for tomorrow night's Melissa George Night at the Huntsville Havoc game!

Before I show you the videos, let me tell you the neatest thing. This year, instead of warming up with pink hockey sticks (which we auction off during the game), the Havoc decided to spray paint the sticks pink and blue. Chris told me today that each player is personally painting their own stick and adding certain designs. For instance, Travis Kauffeldt wrote "MG #17" on his in memory of Melissa. When Chris called and told me that today, I just cried. I'm telling you, those hockey players are such great guys. Tough guys with huge hearts. I just love them.

Now, onto the stories. Sports anchor John Pearson did a great feature story on Chris. It's pretty funny.

Also, Chris and I were up bright and early this morning. We joined Robert Reeves at the Von Braun Center to do some live interviews for the morning show (as in 5 a.m. early!). I'm posting three of them.

As we left our house at 4:45 a.m. it was ten degrees outside! It was warmer on the ice inside the VBC than it was outside. Crazy!

Chris and I recorded these live shots on our DVR and then watched them when we got home. For those of you who don't know TV talk, a "super" is the name they put under someone who is being interviewed. It's usually your name, and a line that explains who you are. For my super, they put "Amy George/Melissa's Mother." I was speechless when I saw that. I am always described as Ann Catherine and Lily's mother, but rarely Melissa's mother. It was just so special to me to see that on TV. Yes, I am Melissa's mother and so incredibly proud of that. They supered Chris as "Melissa's Father." It meant so much to both of us to see that on TV.

We hope you can join us tomorrow night. And don't forget, the first 1,000 fans who bring an item for the NICU will receive a Chris George bobblehead. Those items can be blankets, preemie clothes, hats, socks and disposable cameras. We hope to see you there!!


The Titsworth Family said...

Amy, I loved the video of Chris's interview! It was so funny and I'm looking forward to seeing him skate. I actually started tearing up when they were talking about passing him the puck. Hopefully he will get a chance at scoring. Tell him we said good luck and I'm sure he'll have a blast!!

Will said...

Just wish I could be there to get some shots for y'all.

Laura Stratton said...

Tell old man to do some breathing exercises before tomorrow night :) We love you....Laura and Steve

Laura Stout Sneed said...

I'm not sure if you remember me but I went to Muscle Shoals High School also. I was Laura Stout in school. I keep up with your blogs and love reading them. Your love and affections for all three of your girls is truly amazing and inspirational. I have a little girl, Emma Klaire, who was born with Special Needs, so even though I have not experienced the loss you have with Melissa I do at times grieve for the things Emma Klaire will not do. Thank you for encouraging all moms out there. You are a blessing to so many.

Tiffany said...

Hi Amy,

This is Tiffany. I was producing that morning. I am so glad the way I supered you guys touched you like that. It just seemed appropriate and fitting for such a special event.

I miss seeing you at 19. Come visit!


The Hull Munchkins said...

I've just gotten caught up on your blog events and saw a few of the news clips from the Huntsville Havoc game played to raise money for the NICU.

Your family has done so much to give back to a very special group of people and families in need. It still brings tears to my eyes to hear you talk about the NICU experience. The equipment your fund is able to provide for babies like my Abby mean the world to those families. She spent over 5 months in a Giraffe Omni bed, so we are very familiar with those.

I just wanted to say thanks for allowing the Lord to use your life's painful experience of losing Melissa to further His kingdom, and to encourage hundreds of other families in the NICU.

Your girls are so cute! Ann Katherine has wisdom in her eyes.