Thursday, February 26, 2009

{a very special event for a very special girl}

Remember when I shared this little lady's story with you?

This dolly girl is my babiest of sisters, Callie Jayne.

She was accidentally backed over in September at the tender age of 19 months.

The SUV was being driven by a family friend who was leaving my parents' house. The doctors told us that the damage Callie received indicated that the rear tire had completely gone over the top of her tiny head.

The doctor's initial prognosis for our little sweetie was not hopeful. I can't even describe the strength and the faith that my parents embodied during this hardest of times. Their never failing faith in our Savior and the many many prayers of family, friends and strangers were the things that pulled Callie and our family through this hard time. We truly witnessed a miracle. And we continue to witness this miracle every day of Callie's life.

After two months at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Callie returned home to us in the mountains. She is a different Callie in many ways. But also much the same.

She continues therapy locally and makes her occasional trips back to Phoenix where her progress is monitored.

Callie has been such a blessing in our lives. She has touched our hearts as well as the hearts of many people we have never met. We are so grateful to have her.

Callie requires special attention and special needs right now. As she grows we will get a clearer picture of what to expect. We have already seen such progress with her. We remain hopeful that her recovery will continue and that she will be able to lead a life in the way it began. Independent and full of adventure.

Some WONDERFUL family and friends have spent the past several months organizing a benefit concert for miss Callie Jayne. We are so excited to be there! You know Callie will be doing a whole lot of this

And who could miss out on such a lovely sight?

The concert is being held at The Women's Club of Mesa {AZ} this Friday night {the 27th}. From 7:00 to 10:30 pm.

There will be FOUR bands performing.

The Dorsets

Just Us

The Alstons

And Callie's very own, very talented cousin, Collin Freestone Band from Las Vegas!

Tickets are purchased by donation. The recommended price is $20 but anything is welcome and appreciated. You can reserve your ticket by purchasing online {just go to the "Purchase Ticket" button located on the sidebar} or they can also be paid for at the door.

We've had word that Channel 15 News may be covering it! So look for little Callie shakin' her groove thing for the cameras!

For more of Callie's story you can visit the links on my sidebar or visit her very cute blog at

Thank you so much to all of you who have prayed for, donated to and cared for our special little girl!

We are grateful to you every day. Truly.


Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about your sister a lot! I was wondering how she was doing! It's really amazing how far she has come!

Melissa said...

This video is so adorable!! I am going to the concert tomorrow and I can't wait to see you guys and to see Callie dance!!

Kathleen said...

What an amazing story! I hope you get a great big turnout this Friday!

Fullerton Family said...

We're excited for this weekend, we can't wait to see Cal Gal and everyone else!! Love ya!

Mary said...

We sure wish we could join you all for the big bash! Be sure to tell us all about it when you come home! Love to all!

Kelli Starkes said...

WOW!!! Callie looks so good and she was defiantly a trooper through all this. I don't know Callie but she has totally touched my heart

Chris Bliss said...

She is so precious!

I wish I could go!


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