10 Years Of Independence

This past weekend, we attended a really special event for a foundation near and dear to our hearts. My bestie Sarah is a tireless advocate for veterans and their (very important) family members and caretakers. Has she walked a mile in those shoes? Ten million miles. Her husband was catastrophically wounded in the war and by the grace of God, he survived. They later were engaged and married and now have three adorable daughters! She knows what it's like to fight for your basic medical rights as a veteran but to also be a family and caretaker for these heroes. 

The Independence Fund celebrated ten years with a HUGE and successful celebration. Over 600 attendees, over $50,000.00 raised, and just an amazing event with food galore, craft beer and whiskey tastings, live music from American Idol country star Josh Gracin, a s'mores station, hayrides, bounce houses, and a killer silent auction (Ian scored a nice little restaurant bundle for us!). 

I've been to this farm countless times for pumpkin picking, strawberry picking, and farm animal visiting, but never have I seen the entire farm space used so perfectly. The event was a true family festival and was spread out perfectly over the land, giving everyone such a wonderful idea of how awesome and naturally beautiful The Hunter Farm is. 

All of my girlfriends are just wonderful and on this day in particular we were SO. PROUD. of our wonderful friend Sarah and all she has accomplished with her amazing team with The Independence Fund! They are doing GREAT things. The pinnacle of the event was when they awarded a double amputee veteran with a track chair, which is like a wheelchair/ATV crossover basically for supreme mobility. I'm probably describing it horribly, but that's the only way I can think to do justice to how awesome it is. 

So, cheers to the past 10 years and cheers to decades and decades more! 

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