“Let’s Swim Together” was a ball on Friday night; we raised a ruckus and money for Matt’s new bout with therapy. Matt’s dad came up afterwards, and said that Matt’s doing well, looking good and up for the new round of treatments.

I put Matt’s picture on my guitar’s head stock, and the whole thing was video-taped for Matt, since he’s off to the hospital. We had “Shark” bracelets (ala Lance Armstrong’s) and a big production of “Magic Penny” performed by all the kids for Matt’s sake.

It’s great to see a community come together to help out the Bell family, especially those who baked cookies, donated raffle items, hot dogs, etc. Thanks to Christine Haffling for putting it all together.