Holy crap am I deppressed.
I had to bartend at a fund-raiser and thank you dinner for the Make a Wish foundation last night. For those of you that do not know, Make a Wish provides the last wish for dying children.
The adults did not drink much, wine was provided at the dinner tables, but the kids did. So I bassicaly spent the night hanging out with a group of kids who will all be dead within the next year.
I was the only one who had any soda so the kids all hung around me. They were there either just to be there, tell what a wonderful time they had fullfilling their wish, say how much they looked forward to it, or just to be cute.
They were all great kids and seemed pretty normal at the time. A few had no hair from chemo treatments, but most of them seemed like they were happy healthy little 8 and ten year olds. I guess that a lot of those diseases don’t really hit you untill the very end, or maybe they were just really pumped up about last night.
There was one little girl, an adorable little 9 year old nammed Elanore that I talked to the most and must have made a dozen Shirley Temples for. Oh God, she was just so happy that her and her family were going to go to Disneyland. She was telling me about all of the rides she was going to go on and all of the fun she was going to have (Christ, I am tearing up as I write this) and how she wanted to go more than anything. I talked a bit to her uncle during the dinner and he told me that she has some rare type of organ cancer and will be dead within seven months.
Anyway, I declare this to be THE HAPPY GOOD TIMES FUN THREAD. Within this thread there are no children dying of cancer. There are only good and happy things and the world is a nice and shiney place full of healthy little girls that get to go to Disneyland without needing to die.
Please fill this thread with good and happy things so that I might be reminded that not all of the world sucks.