Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thank You!

Yesterday, FOX 19 along with LCNB National Bank began our commitment to sell 9000 tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. YOU bought almost 1000! Way to go….THANK YOU!
Good Morning to you….Tracey Johnson here…..

Our first caller came in at about 4:10 a.m. This generous caller bought 15 tickets. An eruption in our call center among the LCNB volunteers and St. Jude staff. What a way to begin our campaign in raising awareness and fighting childhood cancers.
Throughout the morning, the stories got better and better….one more emotional than the other.
For me, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster. One moment….so sad for the families that are fighting this disease, and then a moment of gratefulness for
The health of my children…and then guilt for being thankful.

Throughout the morning a large lump sat in my throat…holding back a flood of tears. With about 20 minutes left in our call-a-thon….my sweet little friend, Gracie, arrived in her princess dress. She was dancing and singing. I could no longer hold back. I was struggling wearing the “anchor hat” when all I could think about were Gracie’s parents. How do they do it? A very humble couple. Gracie’s dad spoke words that would forever pierce my heart. “We take one moment at a time. No longer do we plan ahead, but, enjoy the moment.” WOW!!!!

You can click on this link…. to watch Gracie and see some of the other stories I’ve done on families making the fight. Better yet….you can buy a ticket to the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. They cost $100. Only 9000 being sold. You can win a beautiful home nestled in Maineville. Better than that….100% of your ticket goes back to St. Jude to help these families fighting life’s worst nightmare.

You can call 1-800-537-1735 or go to to get your ticket.
For those of you that have already bought one…BLESS YOU!

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