We have a much more important situation brewing right here in Aspen. Three incredibly strong, pretty, young, local women are fighting the battle of a lifetime. Amanda Boxtel, Leah Rowland and Kasie Burtard were all seriously injured in accidents. Amanda and Leah were hurt while skiing and Kasie's life was altered by a car crash. Now they are fighting back, and they want to walk again. All three are willing to do whatever it takes to regain the use of their legs. The Stem Cell treatment that will help these ladies recover the use of their limbs is not legal in America. Amanda has already been to India to receive her first Stem Cell treatment and her progress has been remarkable. Leah and Kassie want it bad. They need to raise about $80,000 each to get the treatments they need.
Last night, the Aspen Club dedicated their 30th Anniversary Celebration, to these three Amigas. More than 600 people attended the event which was staged to raise money and awareness for the Stem Cell procedures that these women need.
While the party was rockin' with food and drinks, a band and a poker tourney----- it was hard to avoid getting emotionally involved with the three partially incapacitated guests of honor. Amanda's stated goals are simple, she just wants to "feel fresh cut grass under her feet", and "slow dance, heart to heart" with her boyfriend. Leah has a more adventurous goal, " I want to hike up the mountain again" she admitted to the crowd. There is hope for these women!!!
More than 100 silent auction items were "bid up" by the highly spirited crowd. A beautiful Golden Retreiver puppy went for more than $13,000 during the live auction. The goal of raising $240,000 to help these girls go to India to get their treatment is realistic. You can help too --- click onto www.AspenClub.com to get more info about how you can help each of these fine ladies make their dream a reality.