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Thread: My Raffle Quilt at the World Congress :)

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    Super Member Barb M's Avatar
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    I did it everyone! :) I took my raffle quilt to the World Congress on Huntington's Disease, which just happened to be right here in Vancouver where i live. I sold tickets at the conference, and my quilt raised....drum roll please.... $1400.00 for HD research, at the Michael Hayden lab. I met online friends from the HD community from all over the world! If the conference had not been here, i never would have met them :) Not only that, but Dr Hayden is famous, and world renowned. And so, i got to go up on stage with Dr Hayden and Dr Leavitt, and i spoke for a few mins, before the world congress, about why i did this quilt. And then, i drew the ticket, and you're not going to believe who won the quilt. The famous, NBC news reporter, Charles Sabine was there, and had admired my quilt, and bought a ticket, and that's who won! So, first i'm on stage before the world congress, and now, my quilt is in a famous persons home. And then Dr Hayden and Dr Leavitt presented me with a huge bouquet of flowers. Thank you all for your encouragement and support the last few months while i was making this quilt, you all are a part of this moment in the sun. It all started with a small idea, but a big dream, so if anyone has a small idea, we all can dream big, cant we? :) Here's some photos :)

    PS I really wasnt sure, if this should be in main, pictures or general lol So i figured it's more bout the conference and my friends, so i thought here? lol :)

    Some of my friends from all over the world. Left, Matt from England, then me, then Will from North Carolina, and Michelle from Australia :)
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    Dr Hayden came to my raffle table, and we took pictures :)
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    Me and Carly, the HD clinic receptionist, who helped me so much with my ticket sales :)
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    *claps wildly*

    Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!! Well done you! That's awesome!

    What an excellent fund raiser, but how seriously cool to have your quilt in a famous person's house! :D

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    I know, it was the strangest thing. Charles Sabine just happened to buy the last 4 tickets before the draw, and we shook that ticket bag up really good! I was in so much shock when his name was picked i just gasped lol. It really was strange. And Charles Sabine's father had HD, and Charles himself has now tested positive...he has said this publicly...but he has no symptoms yet. And so, this quilt really will mean a lot for him. But yes, it was a very strange moment for sure! :)

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    Congratulations Barb!! That is so fabulous!!! :) And now your quilt is out there and your story of how it came to be is being told over and over every time someone sees it!

    What an inspiration you are Barb!! :) :)

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    WOOHOO!!! BRAVO!!!! WAY TO GO!!
    YOU DID GOOD GIRL!
    I"M PROUD OF YOU! WOOHOO!!!!!
    <doing the happy dance for you>

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    Super Fantastic!! Your quit is beautiful and now in the hands of Charles Sabine!!
    You should stand tall.
    Congratulations on raising so much . :D :D

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    Wow! What a wonderful raffle for a beautiful quilt! Congratulations!

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    What a lovely achievement. Not only did you make a wonderful quilt but you raised some much needed funds. Congratulations.

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    That is so wonderful Barb!!! Congrats. You must be proud. All of us here on the board are sure proud of you!!!!!!

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    Barb: congratulations. I enjoyed following your progress when making your quilt. It turned out just beautiful. What a wonderful thing you've done for HD. I have family members with ALS and will remember your quilt raffle the next time we have a benefit. Thanks to you and all you've done--you will be blessed.

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