Ashleigh was very excited when she got to meet Glenn Beck when he came to Columbus with Bill O’Reilly. She watches Glenn daily and really enjoys him. It was a crazy day and we had to rush to Columbus and barely made it in time to see him. She was really tired by the time we made it back home late that night but she said it was worth it.
I don’t want to get into a political discussion on this brain injury related blog on whether you agree with his views or not, but I can say that as a person, Glenn is very kind and loving. It was very generous of him to take the time to meet with Ashleigh and then when he was holding her hand while speaking with her it was clear to us that he really cares.
Ashleigh loved it and was able to voice “Hi Glenn” when she met him. It was a whisper but Glenn said he heard it. The next day she was able to voice to family and her therapists that Glenn gave her a kiss. Her aunt told her she was jealous and Ash just had a big grin on her face.
We also want to thank Beth for help above and beyond the call by coordinating things and guiding us through the venue and making sure Ash had an accessible seat and taking us back to meet Glenn.
Glenn has mentioned publicly he has a daughter with CP and that she has been having some health issues so I am sure they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Many of you reading this blog are all too familiar with the seemingly constant struggle people with disabilities sometimes face.
BTW – Doesn’t Ash look very pretty in these pics. (Thankfully she gets her looks from her Mom, not me.)