After PEG Bandwidth employees returned to their hotel from a dinner on the eve of their All-Hands Meeting, a group of PEGers gathered in the restaurant area to relax, talk shop, and enjoy some drinks. Most of them noticed a mom and her young daughter at nearby tables filling gift bags of goodies that were falling out of huge trash bags scattered throughout the lobby. To everyone it seemed like a last-minute preparation for a birthday party. As the employees sat around trading stories, they kept glancing over toward all the hustle and bustle. Finally, the always-inquisitive Craig Moser asked the woman what she was up to.

From left to right: Bill DiTullio, Ron Grace, Tom Berres, Jim Volk, Dan Polykov, Ann Meyer, Rich Ruben, Craig Moser, Ed Duchesne, Greg Ortyl.

From left to right: Bill DiTullio, Ron Grace, Tom Berres, Jim Volk, Dan Polykov, Ann Meyer, Rich Ruben, Craig Moser, Ed Duchesne, Greg Ortyl.

Her and her “Princess” were prepping these bags, not for a birthday party, but rather to bring a Valentine’s smile to the boys and girls at the Plano Campus of Dallas Children’s Hospital. As the rest of the crew heard the explanation, several of the PEG employees jumped out of their chairs in unison and asked how they could help. The mom explained that her Princess was a cancer survivor and that they were so moved by the outpouring of love from her community, that they went out of their way to bring that same love and support to children in the same position Princess was in. In only their second year of support, their vast social media followers sent hundreds of Valentine’s Day cards, bags of candy, stuffed animals, and other treats to Princess’ house. Princess and her mom were trying to make it across town to help fill goody bags but the icy roads forced them to pitch camp in the hotel. They were doing their best to ready all these bags to drop off at the hospital the next morning.

Before too long, every PEG employee there swarmed the area to help stuff these bags with all the goodies. It was clear that the children at the hospital were in for a treat the next day! These goody bags weren’t just full, they were BURSTING with treats. It was an amazing experience for every PEG employee to help such a moving story. Each PEGer could imagine the smiles of the kids as they stuffed the bags.

It was truly an inspirational story and great moment! Please visit www.princessesgetcancertoo.com for more information on Princess and her family’s most worthy efforts.