Each year, about this time, Mike and I go really nuts. Why? The "Kicks Cares For Kids Celebration for Children's Miracle Network". Four days of broadcasting live in the Dillards Court at Music City Mall. It is a labor of love. But it is also pretty scary. I am going to tell you what few people know...this yearly broadcast is waaaayyyy out of our comfort zone!
First, you are taking us out of our little studio room and putting us on a public stage. We are in radio for a reason, nobody can see us! Second, we really feel the pressure to raise more money each year (of course) and take it very personally when we do or don't! Our biggest fear is that no one will call and that we have failed to convey our deeply held belief that Children's Miracle Network is the most amazing children's charity!
We interview parents who have gone through terrifying moments with their children and feel every single emotion with them. Then we stress about the editing (what to leave in, take out) and what song to put with the story. We then worry about the broadcast itself. Is the equipment going to work (it never does until right up to the hour it starts on Thursday morning!)
But once the Celebration gets started, it is like a snowball rolling downhill. We have an amazing amount of help and volunteers that come in from as far away as South Carolina each year just to help us. We laugh, we love on all our Miracle Kids that come by each year to see us, and we miss our own Miracle Kid, Eric.
So we hope you will join us February 14-17 for our Celebration this year, because it really is one...and we need you!