In life, you have groups of friends. I have work friends, college friends, friends from high school, from church...and then my boating friends. These groups of people are a fairly new addition to my life, yet I feel like I've known them for years. Mike Davis, the biggest victim of the "Asian flu," has supported me as if he has known me his entire life. I am quite certain that he is one of the most sincere, giving, supportive, caring and honest people I have ever met in my life, EVER. As with so many wonderful people I know, he too wanted to do something to help me during this challenging time in my life. So he took the reigns in putting together "Bumpers for Bone Marrow" at one of his best friend's bar, Paul Shamo, whom I've gotten to know and has a heart of gold.
So it was with family and friends, and my new boating friends, we celebrated life and had quite the send-off party before I depart for Karmanos. Earlier in the party I was blessed with the support of my sister, Dawn, who has gone to each of my events and has been there for me through thick and thin. I love her and, although she is crazy, so am I, so we are perfect for one another. Some of my clients showed up, business networking friends, family and even my dear friend Screamin' Scott, from WRIF radio, who I am so blessed to have met when I worked at the station.
Then the crowd shifted as the land attendees left and the boats cruised in from a day on the lake. I can't tell you what a stellar group of people all of them are. We all just met each other, and some hadn't even met me at all, but because of Mike, they all love him and support what's important to him so they all came to rock out! That's how this group of people works; they stick together, support each other, and celebrate life every day. There is much we ALL can learn from them.