Dear Ebony and everyone at Country Cubbies,
Steve and I are finding it hard to find the right words to express our gratitude for extraordinary outpouring of love and support shown to our family in the incredible backyard blitz that occurred at our house last weekend. We feel extremely blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and caring community and for that we will be eternally grateful.
The extent of everyone's generosity is truly overwhelming to us. From all those who gave very generous financial donations, to all the businesses that donated materials and/or labour and of course to everyone that came out on the actual weekend armed with shovels, paintbrushes, hammers, food, etc.
We are particularly grateful to you for the kids gorgeous cubbie with which they are besotted. David will tell random strangers in the street about the new slide in the backyard and there is still a sense of surreality about the fact that it is their and they get to keep it!
While the words don't seem adequate I thought maybe I would try to describe how it has affected our family in an attempt to show you have you have all done for us. Childhood cancer is a long and difficult battle and David has done it tough over the last couple of years. His fight means long periods of time in hospital where there is no resemblance to the things that most kids get to do, like running around and playing. Instead his reality involves numerous painful procedures, lots and lots of needles and alot of time stuck in bed. All of that being said - if you could have only seen the look on his face last weekend when he was able to go outside ALL day on Saturday and run around and play on "his slide", it was one of pure happiness and joy. While we never want to underestimate the enormous financial cost of what was achieved here over that weekend, what you have given us is actually priceless. Each and everyone that contributed to this amazing event has made our children the happiest that they have been in a very long time - how do we possibly repay people for that!!
With much love from our family
Kate and Steve Johnson xx