July 28, 2011
Miss Teen Internationals
Randi is currently competing in the Miss Teen International Pageant. Click HERE for a link to Randi's profile on their website. Look for updates right here or on the Fairy Godmothers Facebook page HERE.
May 19, 2011
Bethesda Health Care Senior Prom
Letter from Brandise Layne, Activity Director, Bethesda Health Care:
I don't know if I can accurately describe to you what you did for our patients on April 28, 2011. I can honestly say that I have never seen such pure joy & happiness on the faces of these sweet ladies as I did on the day of their Prom. Whether or not you realized it at the time, you have gave these a true gift: their first Prom. This was the first Prom for most of our patients, who had neither opportunity or means to attend a Prom during their teenage years. They felt so pretty and special in their fancy gowns. I wish that you could have seen the looks on their faces when the time came to be escorted down the Red Carpet to the dining room) which had been transformed into a real Prom). Even more exciting was when they were asked to dance! They had the most wonderful evening and are still talking about it!
You given me a gift as well. I do what I do because, to me, there is nothing more rewarding than bringing joy to the lives of the elderly. It was for this reason that I began to plan a Senior Prom for them in the first place. I wanted to give them a night to remember and make them feel special. Mission Accomplished.
We could not have pulled off such a wonderful and grand event without YOU! I can not thank you enough for providing such beautiful dresses for our ladies! Your generosity went far above my expectations, and I am so grateful to you for helping make this exciting night happen!
I truly hope that you get joy out of knowing how much you have given to others.
Brandise Layne, Activity Director
Dec. 25, 2010
Jan 1, 2011
Fairy Godmothers of Tennessee has already received over 500 dresses to distribute in 2011. Please help us contimue to reach for higher goals! Happy New Year!
Dec. 25, 2010
My family tradition is to go to Gatlinburg,TN every Christmas with my family. We are having so much fun. This is the first time it has snowed on Christmas day in a long time.
Nov. 15, 2010
Memphis Alzheimers Walk - I had an amazing opportunity to drive to Memphis for the 2010 Alzheimers Walk and hang out it with Mary Marsha and Bobbie Marie! :) It rained, but we had fun anyway.
Nov. 4, 2010
TN Tech Alzheimers Walk - I want to dedicate this post to Miss Tennessee International 2011, Bobbie Marie Gregg. This is her platform. I want to let you know that I truly understand the meaning of what Alzheimer's is, and I will help you in anyway I can with your platform. This was such a blessing to be able to attend this event. So many people don't realize what Alzheimer's is. This is a disease that just doesn't affect one person but many people. I pray that this disease has a cure in the years to come. For you all that don't know me, I am big on my faith. I am a Christian. I prayed over every single person I came into contact with that had this disease. I believe that there is a younger generation and that they need to step up and help.
I want to say thank you to all of the college students and high school students that were there. Most teenagers don't want to wake up and the crack of dawn and attend a "walk". This was such an eye opener for them just as much as it was for me. I helped serve popcorn and hot dogs to people and that sure was fun. This was the largest walk that Cookeville has ever had. I am so excited to be apart of something so big. I can't wait to help next year and the year after that. I want to make sure that everyone is aware of this disease, and I pray that someone can find a cure to heal the person with disease and also the hearts of the people that are hurting for them.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neuralgic disease of the brain that leads to the irreversible loss of neurons and dementia. The clinical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease are progressive impairment in memory, judgment, decision making, orientation to physical surroundings, and language. A working diagnosis of Alzheimer disease is usually made on the basis of the neuralgic examination. A definitive diagnosis can be made only at autopsy. On a cellular level, Alzheimer's disease is characterized by unusual helical protein filaments in nerve cells (neurons) of the brain. These odd twisted filaments are called neurofibrillary tangles. On a functional level, there is degeneration of the cortical regions, especially the frontal and temporal lobes, of the brain. Alzheimer's disease is the most common of all neurodegenerative diseases. It accounts for about two-thirds of cases of dementia with vascular causes and other neurodegenerative diseases making up most of the rest.
We all need to be the change in the world. I know for a fact that I want to help with Alzheimer's Walks and I am passionate about helping others.
Oct. 26, 2010
FBLA Predator's Leadership Night 2010 - I haven't had this much fun in forever. I had the opportunity to go to Nashville,TN and to attend this wonderful conference/game. I listened to many speakers in the music industry as well as the business side of the NHL. I have grown to love hockey. It is like football on ice! CCHS FBLA has made a huge impact on my life. I enjoyed meeting the "big dogs" of Nashville. I wrote down almost everything each person said.
Sept. 22, 2010
First Week As Miss Teen TN International 2011 - I was so excited that I won Miss Teen Tennessee International 2011. :) God has opened so many doors for me and I can't wait to see what He has planned next.