Thursday, July 8, 2010

El Paso Trip: Day Five - THE BIG DAY

Wow! This was an amazing day. To say it was a success is an understatement. We opened today from 11am-9pm. By 10:45am the kitchen had already put out over 200 to go orders. Starting at 11am we had a VERY steady flow of people and to go orders all the way up until 9pm. The volunteers that worked the event are amazing. We can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. We couldn't have done this without you. Here are just a few pictures from the day. Stay tuned for the video later!

Juliana with Uncle Eddie
"For the love - when is lunch time!"
Here you go Livi - One spaghetti coming right up!
Here are the girls watching the ipod. But what is even cuter is the dog that is holding up the ipod. A very sweet couple that had seen the article in the El Paso Times came to have lunch and brought this really cute dog for Juliana. She loved it!
Here we are with my Great Aunt Susana and Great Uncle Jimmy.
Our wonderful volunteers: Helen, Andrew & Liz
Risa with the girls taking a break
Omi & Evelyn
David hard at work. Sell those cookies!!!!
Roger behind the register of course.
Tensie, Johnny & friends
This is Virginia. She works at Graybar and was a huge help to the team this year, selling tickets, getting raffle items and working the day of! Thank you so much for your help!
This is the band that volunteered to play for our event. They are called Bless the Morning and were awesome.
This is my Godmother Margie, Jaime and their daughter Yvette. Thanks to them as well for all their help!
And this was a very special treat. We met a new friend Melinda, another special Rett Angel that lives here in El Paso and her mom. We had a great time chatting and I hope to keep in touch.
And here is the gang finally taking a break after a really LONG day.

Here is another great shot of our volunteers. This is the group that ended the night. Some worked all day! A million thank you's from the bottom of our hearts!
Here is a corner that Livi found to watch her movies.
And here is Juju at the end of a very long day, chillin with her cousin Johnny.
Not only did we raise a lot of money for research, but it was a GREAT day for awareness too. We must have touched over 1,000 people (dine in + take out) and so many people commented about how they had never heard of Rett Syndrome and how they were going to share with their friends and family. We also handed out a lot of fliers for the Chase Community of Giving so I hope we will see some votes coming in! Anyway, that's all for now. Stay tuned for the video coming up with the complete set of pictures.


  1. Wow this is so amazing. The pictures really tell a wonderful story for Juju. Looks like everyone really enjoyed the food. Good luck on the rest of your trip.