Here's the story. At the start of the school year one of our Zumba students, Maryanna, approached Sarah about helping her with her senior project. She wanted to do something with Zumba in the community. Initially they were going to do something with the local children's after school center. That didn't work out. Then a plan was born!
Sarah and I had been talking about doing a Zumbathon for a family with a son who suffers from hemophilia and it just seemed everything
Yesterday we had 12 amazing instructors and just over 120 residents of Wilson and the surrounding areas get together to raise money for the Davis family.
Let's review the day, shall we?
We started off with temptation - breakfast at Cracker Barrel. This biscuit stared at me, tempting me to eat it. I was good though. I only dreamed of getting it's tastiness in my tummy.
We were all higher than high on the energy of the crowd. It was fantastic fun and for such a good cause.
Action shots below.
|Mrs. Fatass and I!|
|Maryanna teaches her first solo routine ever!|
|Heather rocks out to "Shackles (Praise You!)"|
|Jesus gets us shakin!|
|Keith salsas to a remix of "Yellow Submarine."|
|Mrs. Fatass gets the crowd pumped.|
|Me shakin' it with Heather.|
After everything was broken down and money counted, we went out to dinner and watched Carolina whoop Duke. Fantastic day was fantastic!
I am so blessed to have Zumba in my life. It's given me friends, a new "family", a connection to the community and a creative outlet. Yesterday just proved to me that things come to you when you need them most. Thank you to my Zumba family for giving me new purpose in life.