I am super excited to write this update. After the Humana situation, our friends organized an Instagram auction for Reagan to help us cover the cost of her continuing care. The auction was a huge success raising over $1,800, not to mention close to 400 people learned more about Reagan’s story and we upped awareness for Glutaric Acidemia (GA-1). The bidding was fun to watch and people were…umm…spirited about the items they wanted to win.
But our friends weren’t satisfied to stop there…through connections with UCF athletics, former UCF players were getting a friendly tap on the shoulder asking if they would be willing to help. Many former UCF players who were contacted either donated to Reagan through the fundly site, or provided signed memorabilia for our upcoming auction.
I cheered for UCF…I LOVE UCF. Rob and I met at UCF…it’s where we share so many amazing memories. And it’s extremely humbling for Rob and I to receive items from our fellow alma matter as donations for our little girl. Rob and I continue to be blown away by all the people who want to love Reagan. The love this little girl has from not only Rob and I, but from our friends, family and complete strangers is so incredible.
As word continued to spread some major league baseball players wanted to pitch in too ← see what I did there?
For many years as a kid, my Dad and I went to spring training games and I’d try to get signed baseball cards…it’s a memory I will always cherish.
And, seeing all sorts of signed memorabilia come in from professional players with the NFL and MLB brought up memories of when I was little and these larger than life athletes would take the time to sign a card or a baseball. It meant a lot then, it means even more now.
In order to facilitate the love_for_reagan sports auction, we will be using Ebay to properly track the bids and timing; a link to the Ebay site will be provided once all items are listed and reserve prices are determined. Below are some of the auction items, many with UCF connections. Again…Rob and I LOVE the UCF community. We love that these players are willing to give back and we love how much Reagan is loved. She is loved so much, not just here on earth, but by our Heavenly Father above, who continues to heal her, provide for her and give her abundant life.
-RARE opportunity (Never for sale) 2 Sideline Passes for UCF conference game
-5 UCF FOOTBALL “A Season to Remember” Books
-Blake Bortles (Jacksonville Jaguars) signed Jags jersey
-Brandon Marshall (Chicago Bears) signed NFL football & two signed cleats
-(1) Aaron Rodgers & Packers Offensive Line (Josh Sitton, UCF) signed football and (1) Aaron Rodgers & Packers WR’s signed football
-Several NFL SuperBowl XLVIII Footballs & NFL Cutter and Buck SuperBowl XLVIII jackets
-Various Signed Football Trading Cards
– MLB bat signed by 2013 World Series Champion Daniel Nava (Boston Red Sox)
– MLB bat signed by 2013 World Series Champion Will Middlebrooks (Boston Red Sox)
– MLB baseball signed by 2013 World Series Champion Daniel Nava (Boston Red Sox)
– MLB baseball signed 2013 World Series Champion by Alex Wilson (Boston Red Sox)
A sports auction wouldn’t be complete without an autographed 8×10 signed by the beloved UF Quarterback, Tim Tebow
Many items for auction will be uploaded to preview on the #loveforreagan Instagram and Facebook page throughout the week. Bidding will begin once items are released onto the #loveforreagan Ebay page beginning Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. EST. The auction will run for one week before bidding closes or a “buy it now” purchase is made. Help spread the word!! The #loveforreagan sports auction is coming soon!!