I've mentioned before that May is Williams Syndrome awareness month. We've gone to a walk for WS every year since Dallin was diagnosed in 2010. Each walk was in a different location: Utah, Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana.
This year, May snuck up on us and we hadn't really planned on attending a walk. It's kind of difficult when the closest walk is over 3 hours away, but we still felt like we needed to do something. The night before, we decided to attend a different kind of WS fundraiser: Wheels for Williams.
It was a classic car show with all the proceeds going to the Williams Syndrome Association.
And it was only 2 hours away. Totally doable! In case you've ever wondered what Losantville, Indiana is like, I'll tell you: It's a tiny town in the middle of nowhere with fewer than 300 people, a fire station, a few houses, ... and that's about it. No stop lights, no stores. Only 8 miles from the birthplace of Wilbur Wright! (Also in the middle of nowhere.) The drive there was quite an experience.
This event is a pretty big deal in the area and people drive from near and far to display their cars.
This car was probably my favorite. Flames come out the back when you hit the gas.
There were quite a few other WS families there.
We got to meet some new families and see some old friends.
Dallin and Jonah are buds.
I think I get a picture of them "growling" at each other every time we get together.
There was a little pedal car that the kids got to ride around in.
We did get to do a little walk around the outer streets of town. The whole loop was less than a mile.
And there was food and music.
What more could you ask for?
Going to this event reminded me even more that I want to host a walk in Lafayette next year. If I start planning now I can actually pull it off, right? All our friends and family are welcome to come here and walk with us. Mark your calendars for May 2014!