December 13, 2011
(Editor’s Note: With a goal of giving sick kids an enjoyable experience, several groups created an event, Night of SuperStars, and senior, Jeffrey Hankins, was able to participate. Hankins is dealing with cancer while attending school. Those groups were Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, Cook Children’s Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, and Spina Bifida Association of North Texas.)
I had a blast. It was the best day ever.
There were 24 of us whowere awarded a trophy and stayed at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth. The hotel is 11 stories high and has its own pool and hot tub and garden on the second floor.
When I went to the hotel, I saw a Rolls Royce and a Dodge Viper and a Ford GT. It was amazing. We guys had a choice if we wanted to let Toni and Guy do our hair, and the girls got their hair and make up done. Next we had to be ready by 5 and take pictures by the limo and in the limo.
We rode in the limo for an hour. We went around town and saw some nice places like restaurants and the sites around Fort Worth. We listened to the radio loud, and then got back to the hotel.
We then got our celebrity escorts like Miss Dallas and Miss Fort Worth and got ready to walk down the red carpet. We were interviewed by a Dallas-Fort Worth tv station and had our pictures taken. People even asked us for our autographs. I was happy and excited to give my autograph. It was like I felt like a celebrity.
We then talked to different people like friends and celebrities and took more pictures. I had my picture taken with Miss Dallas and Miss Fort Worth and made this guy jealous. I felt great! We ate dinner and after that they did an auction. It was for Night of the Stars. They auctioned off football and baseball players’ autographs. All 24 of us who were stars for a day were rewarded. We all got awards, then Jason Ashley sang ”You find out who your friends are” and ”Dust on the Bottle,” and we danced. Then Sir Earl Toon played and sang, … I don’t remember what he sang, but it was old rock and roll, and we danced more and had an awesome day.
I got to hang out with my bro Trey King, who kissed a girl on the lips. Trey right now is in the Bone Marrow unit in Fort Worth. He got a bone marrow transplant on Dec. 6.
I stayed up till 2 a.m. We left the party at one and watched tv for an hour. We stayed at the hotel that night and woke up at 10 a.m. and started packing and then left before noon, and then I saw my nurses at the hospital. It was awesome!