At the end of January we found out some devastating news about one of my twirler dads. He went to the ER for stomach pains and quickly learned he had cancer in many of his organs. My baton group jumped into action and we prayed and helped out Maria’s family anyway we could. We sadly were coming to terms with the fact that he was just not getting better and it was spreading throughout his body. One of the baton mom’s is a princess in Cleveland for a wonderful organization. We coordinated to have some princesses surprise Maria at practice to help make her birthday a little happier. Sadly her dad passed away the week before her birthday so this night just became a little more important.
Maria was so surprised and so happy. I brought her in the hallway so she could have one on one time with Elsa and Anna. They brought her a gift and crowned her princess of the day. She was in aw. Made me so happy to see her smile and just enjoy being 6 without any other cares in the world.
After some time went by, Maria invited the princesses in to watch her twirl with her friends. It was the most royal audience we have ever had. All the girls were so excited. It was truly a magical night for everyone!