Sara Talks about Vines & Vibes
August 26, 2018
A former paramedic, firefighter and volunteer in the Coast Guard auxiliary, Ricky has spent his life taking care of others. He now lives with complications from diabetes including blindness and kidney failure, and finds joy in the music of the “Celtic Woman” ensemble. We were proud to give back to Ricky and provide a night at the Celtic Woman tour, complete with accommodations and a back-stage meeting with the cast.
“‘Thank you’ seems so inadequate, but nothing else seems appropriate either. I have loved the music of Celtic Woman since the group’s inception in 2005. Although most of the members have changed through the years, they have maintained their exceptionally high standards of musicianship. I have worked full arrests, searched for dead bodies, been shot at, and had other adventures, but I was never so nervous as when I met them. They were so nice. Mairead Carlin even said, “Don’t be nervous. We are all just people.”
I was so enraptured to see the show. I was moved to tears at several points during the concert (so much for professional composure), I laughed, I was in complete awe, but all through the event I experienced pure BLISS! I still cannot stop smiling this goofy smile. I forgot all of my troubles for a while. I am still overwhelmed.
How can I ever thank you properly? Even though it would not be proper, I would like to hug everyone there and say “Thank You” to every single one who made this experience possible. I will never forget my Celtic Woman adventure, and I will always be deeply indebted to you all for making it happen. Thank you so very much!”