Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Suzi Hyte Fundraiser

For those of you living in Las Vegas, I want to encourage you to do a little early Christmas shopping tomorrow. I grew up here in Las Vegas. When we moved back, we moved back into my parents home as they were in Africa serving a 2 year mission. That meant moving back to our home ward. The bishop of that ward is a man I have known my whole life. He and his lovely wife had 4 girls then 2 sons and at last a little girl again. I grew up with these kids and was friends with their 4th daughter all my growing up years. 

Their youngest daughter is Suzanne, or Suzi. She is an amazing young woman. Shortly after we moved back to Vegas, Suzi was diagnosed with cancer. She had just started her first year of law school. She had to postpone her studies to undergo chemo for 6 months. The chemo worked though and she was able to start law school again the next fall. As the first semester ended, she found out the cancer had returned. This time the treatments were far more aggressive. She spent months in Salt Lake City getting treatments there.

She has completed her treatments now and is cancer free right now but her lungs have been severely damaged and her medical bills are ... well I am sure we can all imagine. Through all this she is still pursuing her law degree. I have done law school. I know how hard it is. Doing it with cancer... I am telling you, she is amazing. Even more inspiring is how optimistic and humble Suzi has been throughout this trial. Her attitude is one I try to emulate. She is one of my heroes. 

So some of the good people in my home ward have organized an event as a fund raiser to help with her medical bills. I hope those of you local to the area will support it however you can.

I will be there shopping myself and if you see me there please come say hello even if I don't know you. I love meeting those of you who have silently supported me through this blog. Hope to see you there!

Pre-Christmas Shopping Party 

Thursday, October 9th  6:30 – 8:30

American Heritage Academy

6126 S Sandhill Rd. #C 

Las VegasNV89120

Come shop at companies such as The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Avon, Premiere Jewlrey, Heritage Makers, Longaberger, Modbe, Scentzy Candles, Tastefully Simple and more .  There will also be  holiday decor on sale and a raffle. 



If you cannot make the event but would like to donate to the Fund you can do so at her website HERE.