Solo Shoe Project
I met a wonderful young lady last week on my flight back from Platform that is on a quest to knock out her
"bucket list" and I am compelled to help as I hope after hearing a little about her you will be too.
Lucille has been fighting cancer for the majority of her young life (she is now 32) and is currently on chemo to fight a very rare disease called Scleroderma - hardening of the organs. Currently, Lucille has to wear a boot on her left foot giving her the opportunity to wear a shoe on her RIGHT foot.
Lucille also has to have an Oxygen Hook up as you see in the image………Still she is sweet as sugar and her smile lit up the entire plane!
I am writing today to encourage you to send ALL size 6 right foot SAMPLES to Lucille to help achieve her bucket list goal of entering into the Guiness Book of World Records - GOAL is 3,401.
I know we can move Imelda Marcos out and Lucille in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It has been 6 months almost to the date that we started our journey to make our friend Lucille's bucket list dream of being in The Guiness Book a reality.
I am proud to say that through
your genorosity and kindness we will be making her dream come true on Tuesday, April 7th at Phillips Arena in Atlanta! I will be sending out a link for tickets very soon.
We have worked out with the Guiness Book for Lucille to have the most signed shoes (current record is 1501).
Final count of shoes will come during the next update!
Here is a post from Lucille's husband Keith which I believe puts everything in perspective:
I'm sure you all are wondering how things have been going up here... Well, this trip has taught us a number of things. First, how strong Lucille Miller really is. I see the strength in everything she does.. From simply standing up to attempting some "snow fun". This trip has shown us how hard things are for her now.
I certainly won't pretend that this has been easy for her. I will certainly attest though for how hard she tries, how fiercely she fights to make things happen, and always does her best to not let sickness keep her down. We had no illusions of how much we were going to be able to do. We've kept things slow and simple. We've truly "taken time to enjoy the view." The staff here have been absolutely amazing with helping us mark a few things off her bucket list! From one ride down a tubing hill of which they helped make it very safe for her. To participating in her favorite winter sport...curling. Yes, she found a curling club here, and they helped her throw stones on a local curling team!
Watching her I have know idea how she gets out of bed, or even puts her socks on. I have no clue how she manages to fight for fun and enjoyment but I'm so thankful for everyday that she does. She's struggles so, yet still wants to experience it all. I'm amazed by her strength and desire to keep fighting. Secondly, once again it's shown us the importance of not waiting to do the things you want to do. When she received the diagnosis, we made the promise to ourselves to live life to the fullest and not put things off until later. She's had to push through pain to do the smallest things, but I'm just so thankful to live with a person that tries so hard.
We are thankful and blessed that we made this happen, and are back in this beautiful place. You just really never know how life will change in the blink of an eye. Life is so short... Finally, there truly are some caring people in this world! From the staff at the hotel, to the locals we've met, everyone has helped to make this an extra special trip! I want to thank our friends for the abundance of love and support you have shown us! We've needed it..
Traveling this sick isn't easy, but we wanted to try. It's so nice to have our wonderful friends rooting us on. I say it all the time, but we couldn't do this without you. Please continue to pray for her during the rest of this trip. We've got a few more things we'd like to check off the list before we leave.
with Lucille Miller
We are excited to announce that Lucille has started her own NON PROFIT The Solo Shoe Project to help disabled people get shoes~please put this charity on your list!
Looking forward to seeing all that can make it NEXT TUESDAY @ PHILLIPS ARENA to help Lucille get into The Guiness Book of World Records for the most signed shoes in the WORLD.
WE BROKE THE RECORD WITH 1712 signed shoes!
would not have been possible without the generosity of our shoe family; MANY