This is going to be a very emotional 28 Hours of Hope this year. Just the fact that I am here to do it after the health scare I had this year make me emotional. I have 2 beautiful grandchildren with a 3rd on the way and that makes the beauty of a child very fresh in my brain. I get to experience that beauty and joy every day. It makes me want to fight for those children that don't have what those in my family do.

Every year we do a poll to see who you think will cry first during the event. Some years it is me, some times it is Todd. We seem to trade off. There are years when it hits us at the exact same time. I have already shed several tears just reading letters that people have sent in support of the event. This is such an overwhelmingly emotional cause to us. Time for you to vote. Who will start the waterworks first?