Dear Team Bret,
Hailey is home now from camp, and what an amazing, life-changing experience she had! When I went to pick her up on Saturday morning, she introduced me to so many new friends she had made, and they were all laughing and telling funny “camp stories”, singing songs (one about Bret Michaels, where everyone “goes to the pole” and sings Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – haha), making bracelets, etc… Nobody wanted to say goodbye! It was obvious that they had such a connection with each other that only they can have.
Sending Hailey to camp has changed her in so many ways. She loved it so much that she wants to go back next year (for two weeks) and learn to be a counselor! I think she would go back to camp this week if she could! haha
Words don’t express the gratitude that I have for Bret and his team. I have loved Bret since his days as frontman for Poison, seen him numerous times in concert (BMB), and watched him in Celebrity Apprentice, Rock of Love and Rock My RV. I have a special place in my heart for him because I know he has battled Type 1 Diabetes since age 6, and I have watched my daughter battle it since age 10. It is a life-long disease with serious implications, and a daily grind of injections and finger pokes. Bret has not let this disease bring him down, even though he has been through so much. Hailey sees this too, and it gives her hope and strength.
Bret, you are the real deal. My faith in humanity is restored when I think of you. Rock on, take care of yourself, and PLEASE, PLEASE come back to Minnesota ASAP!!!
The Herdine family
Julie, Greg, Emily, Jake and especially Hailey!
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