OK, if you want to know what POR does outside of run races here is a post you can enjoy. It has been so fun staying connected with the 3 families that we have helped this past holiday season. All the families are super dope, and even if we figure we will just meet up for a dinner or quick hello it ends in a night full of fun 5 hours later!
We are so lucky to have met so many great people through this program. The benefit of meeting with friends is an added bonus. But when you truly enjoy the people you meet and they make the group better than it was before it is even more rewarding.
So we met up with Sandra and Julia tonight. Sandra came to us through another family that we met through the Hirshberg Foundation. She is being treated for ovarian cancer currently. She has more energy than one would imagine, and has always had more ideas for POR than we can handle. I guess helping families outside of our typical cause has given us some new friends we are glad to have welcomed to the family. POR isn’t just about pancreatic cancer, it is about people!
We had dinner with Sandra and her daughter tonight and realized being a kid isn’t too bad! Noodles can be eaten in any fashion, and if you saw Lady and the Tramp you know what we mean.
We went to the Disney store after dinner and I don’t think you could have rescued Julia out of there if there was a fire. The little things in life need to be calibrated some days, and after all that work that comes with getting older it is good to see what a kid perceives as fun and worthwhile (even after their typical curfew).
In the end it is fun forgetting that you have work, a workout, or so many other things you think that are important. Really what matters is who you surround yourself with. Here is a great example of how spending time with others really is more than you can ever ask for. Tonight really was more fun because of the people that took time out of their schedules to meet some new people, and those new people are really great.