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Sunny Orlando

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It's a great day in Orlando Florida.  The sun is shining.  The temperatures are in the 70s. All of the families and volunteers are well-rested after a good night's sleep.

DSC_0257We met for breakfast this morning and then had a counseling session, followed by lunch at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.  The children had a wonderful time in their morning session and have already seemed to form some incredible friendships with the other children as well as the volunteers and staff.  There always seems to be a lot of noise coming from the children's sessions as they laugh and joke and play together.  All the while they are learning some major lessons in anger management, how to handle fears, hurts and frustrations, and communication skills.  It is difficult to describe the bonds that these children feel with one another as they share these unique and difficult circumstances.

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Everyone is Here!

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Everyone has arrived!

The weather in Orlando today was absolutely gorgeous.  The sun was shining and the temperatures were in the 60s and 70s.

We were so excited to welcome families from Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, New York, California, North Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, West Virginia, and Florida.

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Highlights and ambitions!

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As the year is winding down to a close, and Christmas will soon be here, it's a great time to reflect on 2010 accomplishments and 2011 goals.  It's also an opportunity to express my gratitude towards all who were involved in Team Inheritance of Hope events - whether participating as a donor, a volunteer or an athlete.

To get a good picture of where you are, I believe it is important to reflect on where you have come from.  We began Team Inheritance of Hope in 2009 with 12 athletes.  Now, in 2010, we have blossomed...

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The Gift of Christmas - December 2010

The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life,

and 

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Thoughts from a Team Inheritance of Hope athlete

DSC_0111I am happy to share a blog post from Michael Chappell.  Michael ran with Team Inheritance of Hope in the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon.  It was his first marathon – a memorable experience because of it being his first … as well as the fact that the temperature was crazy cold – about 30 degrees!  Michael shined as he ran for the families attending the Disney retreat that same weekend.  Inspired by this event Michael went from running for families, to running with his family.  Michael will share a memorable experience running with his family this past year…

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November Races

It's been an active fall for Team Inheritance of Hope.  November saw our participation in two races on the west coast, the sold out Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, CA and the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon.  

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Until We Meet Again

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It is hard to believe we have only known each other 3 days.  These past few days have really bonded us all together in such a wonderful and special way.  The children created some very special relationships with our volunteers and staff.  I heard more then one of them say they "don't want to leave" (Gage) and "wish they could stay together longer." (Jordan and Justin)  This children are leaving with some amazing memories with their families, some wonderful new friendships with the volunteers and other family members and some tools to help manage and work through their personal struggles and fears.

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A Day Packed With Fun!

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The weather continued to amaze us all day today as the temperatures remained around 60 degrees all afternoon and evening.  The families walked about 4 blocks to Radio City Music Hall after lunch and enjoyed the legendary Christmas Spectacular Show featuring the Rockettes.  The children and adults alike were thrilled with the show and also the drinks and popcorn they got to enjoy during it.

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A Beautiful Day in NYC

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Another beautiful day in the city.  We enjoyed another magnificent breakfast at the Hotel Novotel at 8:30 this morning.  While we ate, we watched four guys change a large billboard.  It was impressive to watch, especially at eye level!  The weather is warmer today.  As I write, it's 64 degrees - toasty considering it's almost December.

After breakfast, everyone headed up to 73rd for our meeting time.  Parents had a great session talking about legacy.  Linda Stoll, the counselor who skillfully facilitates these sessions said "the session went fabulously and the parents did great work."

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Seeing the City from Land and Sea

Today was an amazing day!  We kicked off this morning with a yummy breakfast at the Hotel Novotel enjoying the view of Times Square as we munched on french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, muffins and fruit.  The Elliott boys were particularly thrilled at the large steaming mugs of hot cocoa delivered to their table.  Following breakfast we had our morning session together.  The children had a blast with some very creative activities involving a lot of exploding water and a messy swamp...I will leave it at that to keep the surprise in tact for future Legacy Retreat families.

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