On May 14th, Sheila and I attended the annual Jill’s House Gala, which raised more than $650k to provide respite care for families of children with severe mental disabilities. Sheila and I both volunteer with the ministry and provide financial support. Having had a brother with Downs Syndrome, and a mom that was essentially a single parent when my dad was deployed twice to Vietnam, I appreciate and honor the mission of Jill’s House. It is very challenging work, but Jill’s House brings medical professionals and dedicated volunteers together to provide this life-changing service in a fun, resort style setting for children. For more information, go to www.jillshouse.org.
The evening featured some outstanding entertainment. Lexi Walker is only 14 years old, but has a mature operatic quality voice, and since she just signed with Sony Records, we expect to hear much more from her. She was joined by GENTRI, which is a male trio that met while performing in Les Miserables on Broadway. Both performances were accompanied by the orchestra from McLean Bible Church. We truly enjoyed a memorable evening supporting a cause dear to our hearts.