Sunday, May 08, 2005

Kentucky Derby

Today was the Kentucky Derby. I don't know how many of you actually care or if you even watched it. If you did not, you missed an incredible story. The story of an amazing little girl that died of cancer a year or so ago. She made her life goal as she struggled with cancer to raise money for cancer research by selling lemonade. Alex's Lemonade Stand to be exact. She raised close to 2 million dollars or something like that. It was an amazing story that really tugged at the heart.

The horse that was named after her, placed 3rd in the derby. The name of the horse was Afleet Alex. The horse almost won the whole thing, but just fell a little short. If you saw the story today, you had to root for this horse.

3 comments:

kissfan said...

Man I love those ponies!!! I love to go to the track,watch the jockey's mount up,and parade those beast onto the track.
Give me a cold beer,a hotdog,and $2 across the board!!

Laura said...

What a great story! That was a very determined little girl, I bet her parents were proud of her.

Laura said...

I am such a mom, aren't I?!