Bertani’s Backyard Benefit Concerts Knock it Out of the Park
March 25, 2020
It was a very Sweet 16 for Kelsey, who lives with Cerebral Palsey and hoped to see Miranda Lambert live for her birthday. Do It For The Love was proud to make this happen for her, and I Heart Radio helped out with access to a back-stage meet and greet with Miranda and the band. It was a night full of the healing power of music, as Kelsey’s mom shared:
“Our family would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the Do It for the Love Foundation. On March 7th, 2015 our daughter celebrated her Sweet 16th Birthday, in style.
Kelsey was born three months premature and weighed a mere 15 ounces at birth, she is our micro-preemie miracle. Due to her severe prematurity and traumatic birth, she was ultimately diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Although Kelsey is physically limited, her cognitive awareness is fully intact. She wanted nothing more than to get a car and driver’s license for her sweet 16th birthday, much like her typical peers. Indeed, for Kelsey at this time, that is not a reality.
However, with the help of the Do it for the Love Foundation, we were able to make Kelsey’s dreams come true and give her an absolutely unforgettable Sweet 16 Birthday. Kelsey loves music, especially Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. The DIFTL Foundation, provided our family 4 tickets to see Miranda Lambert in Wichita, KS on March 7th, 2015. To Kelsey’s pure delight, Blake Shelton even joined Miranda for a song. Throughout the evening, Kelsey repeatedly uttered the words… “This is the best day of my life!”
The DIFTL Foundation was also kind enough to also put our family up in a hotel the night of the concert. After a lengthy road trip, we were so excited when we arrived at the hotel, it was incredibly nice and within walking distance to the Intrust Bank Arena. That evening we enjoyed a nice stroll to the arena, and didn’t have to worry about the typical traffic and parking issues.
The entire evening was made possible by the DIFTL Foundation. Finally, to top off a perfect wish fulfillment, the local IHeart Radio provided Kelsey with two Miranda Lambert Meet & Greet passes. We are forever grateful to everyone that fulfilled her wishes and made her birthday… the best day of her life.”