CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAY CONTEST WINNERMay 1, 2018
Congratulations to the May Fan of the Month contest winner, Jodi from Cheektowaga, NY. Read Jodi’s story here:
Where are you from? Cheektowaga, NY USA
What was the first Rascal Flatts song you heard? Prayin’ For Daylight
How many years have you been a Rascal Flatts fan? since 2000!!!!!
How many Rascal Flatts shows have you been to? I’ve lost count
What is the farthest you have travelled for a Rascal Flatts concert? From Buffalo, NY to Windsor ON, Canada….this summer we are driving from Buffalo to Indianapolis, IN
What’s one thing that sets you apart from other Rascal Flatts fans? I am the wife of a Police Officer/ retired military man (Marine Corps and Air Force reserves Senior Master Sergeant – total 28 yrs of service), teacher, and mom who runs ragged doing my best for everyone – including our 3 grandkids (age 3, 1 and brand new). We do our best to help the local cancer facility (Roswell Park Cancer Institute) through an even called The Ride for Roswell. We ride our bikes 20 miles as a family + friends to raise money to support research and patient care programs, in honor of our son who battled a very rare form of leukemia since 2010…still waiting to hear the word “remission”. I guess my story isn’t very different from many other people’s. I can say that your music is seriously what gave me strength to go to the hospital EVERY DAY and walk in with some sort of strength for our son. We don’t live very far from the facility- thank God it’s very close. Sometimes I got there before my playlist was finished and said a prayer for health for our son, and strength for me and my husband/family to be strong and get through this. I have added to the list over time- my songs for strength were (still are) My Wish, I Won’t Let Go, Stand, He Ain’t the Leavin’ Kind
Tell us your favorite Rascal Flatts related story: My favorite story happened a few years back at Darien Lake PAC in Darien, NY (btw- PLEASE come back – we miss you playing there!!!). My daughter, Jenna, and I were in the pit and she wanted to say hi to you guys. We didn’t have backstage passes, but Jenna asked security if he would go back and ask if we could come back. Previous to this day -a year before at Darien Lake-we did have meet and greet passes, where Jenna (age 6 at the time) told Gary and Joe Don that her brother was sick and she was donating stem cells to him). The security guy said he would go back to ask. He came back shaking his head and said -ya, the guys remember Jenna and said you could go back to see them! When we went backstage with the meet and greet crowd, I was wondering if you guys really remembered Jenna or just a lucky day. When it was our turn, Joe Don picked Jenna up and hugged her tight saying- hi! How are you! I asked Gary if he really remembered us. Gary took my arm and said _ I remember you…how is your son? I was floored! How amazing is it that you guys really take the time for your fans, appreciate them, and make them truly feel special! During the concert, Gary took Jenna on the stage with him as Jay and Joe Don played right in front of her. I was so happy that Jenna got some special treatment/attention from our favorite band. It was like God gave her a gift in return for her giving her brother a fighting chance against leukemia. Since that special concert, we have attended several more together where you guys seem to notice her in the pit -at least she believes you recognize her every time- and smile at both of us. It’s been a while since you have been in the Buffalo, Ny area and we travel when we can to see you!
Congratulations go out to Jodi, she will be receiving a Rascal Flatts prize pack!
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