Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Same Sky Continues!

Dear Forrest and Same Sky Cast,

I was transfixed by the Same Sky performances yesterday at Trailside Middle School.  I had only planned to stay for two shows, but I couldn't leave.  Your performance gives me chills every time. Your individual and collective talents, courage and messages transformed the audience.  You took us to a completely different world.  A world where anything is possible. A world brimming with kindness, empathy and acceptance. By your example, you challenge every student, and every adult, in your presence to search deep inside ourselves to find those qualities, to honor them, and to bring them forth in our own lives each and every day. Yesterday, and every day, you each make the world a better, brighter, and more hopeful place.  I am profoundly grateful to come to know the cast and learn from each of you.  You inspire me to be a stronger, better person.  And I know you are having that effect on thousands of middle and high school students who have been blessed by your generosity and your amazing performances.

Thank you,

The Same Sky cast will perform this show for thousands of students over the next few weeks.  There is only one performance that is open and free to the general public.  It is next Friday, March 6th at 7:30pm at Loudoun County High School!  See the poster below!  I hope you will come and encourage friends and family to come!  I know you will be inspired like I was.
After the show, Tom asked the audience, "How many of you, or a family member or someone you know, shares one of the challenges you have just seen on stage?" More than half of the students raised their hands! 
Backstage before the third show of the day!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow Angels

If You Have to Walk on Thin Ice...

You Might As Well Dance...

Or Make Snow Angels!!!

Happy Snow Day!

Forrest Toliver & Mum
(Photo Credits: Pops)

Friday Shenanigans

We went to Salamander for dinner last night. I recommend the Salamander cheese burger. Yum. I asked the waitress what her personal favorite dessert was and ordered it chocolate cake and ice cream in a jar. It tasted excellent. 

Then I owned Mum in pool. 

Be Cool,


Monday, February 16, 2015

Please Join Us on March 6th!!

This weekend brother Austin was home and joined in Forrests  Pilates session! It is so much more fun and challenging to work out together. 

Forrest continues to work each day to build his strength and  endurance in preparation for his next major reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins on March 10. We find the best approach is to keep busy working to make the most of each day and to focus on the great opportunities ahead. Like rehearing with the cast from A Place to Be for the Spring tour of Behind the Label!  This courageous and talented group of children and young adults from A Place to Be will be performing in School assemblies for 4000 middle and high school students over the next four weeks. There is a public performance on the evening of March 6 at 7:30 at the Loudoun County high school in Leesburg.  Even if you have seen it before you don't want to miss this performance! Tell your friends pass on the attached poster and come for a night of inspiration, tears and laughter! 

Forrest and Toliver have a section on TBI and CCI service dogs including two songs from his show "44". The entire performance is approximately 45 minutes.  We hope to see you there!

Team 44