So I made an announcement last night when we hit our $26,000 goal. (In exactly 60 minutes).
Afterwards, I wanted to be sure that the Watkins family didn’t get inflated expectations, so I gave them a call. “This pace won’t keep up,” I told them. “We’re pretty much where we’re going to be. Crowdfund campaigns tend to die off really quickly once the goal is reached.”
Boy am I an idiot. Looks like I had no idea what I was talking about, and Duane and Kristen will have significantly less to worry about when it comes to saving for their children’s education. They are, of course, desperate to show their gratitude. They said they didn’t know how to show everyone enough appreciation, and asked if I had any ideas. I think I spoke for all of us when I answered: “Honestly, everyone won here. I think we were all just thankful for the opportunity to participate in such an awesome story.”
I’ll be sure to keep everyone updated.