DAY 3 of Campaign: SHOUT OUTS & THANK YOU TO DONORS

APRIL 27, 2017

Today, I am on bent knee in thanks to friends (new and old) colleagues (new and old) confidants, sisters in my circle, and friends of friends who made this launch such a huge success, so far.

Thanks and love and hugs and smooches and a personal little, memory, love note to the following people:

Jonathan Pelto - a friend forever. There are no words! πŸ βš–οΈ (get what the symbols mean)?πŸ”΄

Nikki and Bridgit Evans - Women who are beacons of lights, spiritual touch stones, voices of reason, hearts of gold, eyes that possess truth and wisdom and hands that have held me through it all! Thank you! 🌺🌱🌸 πŸ”΄

Susan Kaye Quinn - a sister in my life circle who pays it forward again and again. Not sure how to say thanks to you. But wow! Big thanks to you, Susan. Big thanks. πŸ“½πŸ”΄

Robin Woerner - love at first sight and we both still "see" why it was love at first sight! Thanks for the love! πŸ’‹πŸ”΄

Jen Plante Johnson & Tisha Johnson - conversation in Wake Up Cafe in Sweden:
Jen- do it! Tisha- do it. Jen & Tisha: Yes, you can! Ongoing support in many ways brings me to my knees. Brings me to tears. Love at first sight with "Isabella Rosalini."πŸ”΄πŸŒΈπŸ”΄

Karen Coffey Phillips - sweet friend then and sweet friend now. Woman still looks exactly the same. Good genes in that family. I stared at her all he time in High School because I thought she was so cute and funny. Now I stare when I see her because.....she's so cute....and funny. Thank you! πŸ‘§πŸ»πŸ”΄

Ann Hogan- a life long friend, support, and family member. Known this woman since I was 14 years old. First thing I ever heard her say (and it still makes me laugh) was: Who's the skinny chick in the bleachers with Mike?" πŸ˜‚πŸ”΄

Maria Houser- a woman who makes the saying "grow a set" too small a term where she's concerned. She loves me to new heights. Always has and seems that's unlikely to change. I love you, Maria! Thank you! πŸ‘™πŸ”΄

Peter Wood-heart ❀️ and soul
My life long weekly date. πŸ”΄

Kate O'Hara- "mind reader"and friend. Words unnecessary with this woman, my friends. She reads a situation and handles stuff like no other. This chick has got your back when you need her. Thanks, Kate. πŸ˜‰πŸ”΄

Mindi Staley and Jenn McNutt- my chick dates while at Jen's New York fundraiser. I learned something from these women that weekend that changed my life. I walk on a new path because of our time together angling in Walker Street in TriBeCa. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you! πŸ”΄πŸŒΈπŸ”΄πŸŒΈπŸ”΄πŸŒΈ

John Haag- thanks for the ride to Stamford and for listening to me about this process. You said you'd be there. A man of his word. πŸ—£πŸ”΄

Rysa Walker - Wow! What can I say?! Thank you. πŸ’₯πŸ”΄

Brian Paquette- history and family and connection and love. This is a man who made sure I was safe and secure and had a place to work at Columbia University. Then, I turned around and he had my back 20 years later in the least likely places at the least likely times. πŸŒ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸ”΄

Nina Jensen- a jewel πŸ’Ž and lovely support in my academic and personal life. One of those women who I met that I knew cared from the get go. Made me feel like a million bucks while in graduate school under her tutelage. Such a woman! πŸ’―πŸ”΄

Lyndsie Guy - a heart friend, a sister, a confidante, and of course, our always and forever connection, Uganda! I love ❀️ you, Lyndsie. Thank you! πŸ”΄

And last but not least, Scotia and Darren Daugherty- my family, my friends, my heart lights. When near, I'm free! When near, I'm home! Thank you! πŸŒ±πŸŒΈπŸ‘— πŸ˜πŸ”΄

Thank you, friends. Thank you.

Much love, Hope πŸ’ƒ