Still Kickin Sessions (Featuring Past Heroes And Hot Young Widows)

We can't tell you how thrilled we were to have a full house at our inaugural Still Kickin Sessions on April 20 at Republic. When planning events like this, we're always convinced we're going to show up and be the only folks there, but you proved us wrong yet again! We saw some new faces in the crowd and loved meeting everyone following the event.

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

If you couldn't attend and are wondering what you missed, well, let us tell ya: it was an emotional ride. We had snacks. We had drinks. We had laughter. And we had tears. (But really, is that a surprise?) Someone suggested we provide complimentary boxes of tissues next time (and we very much appreciate that feedback and have taken it under advisement). We went deep, guys. 

Our panelists included Erin Benson, whose son Sam was our December 2015 Hero; Steve Lufkin, who was our January 2016 hero, and his amazing wife, Stacy; and Moe Richardson, a founding member of the Hot Young Widows Club. 

Check out some highlights (can you call it a highlight if people were crying at the time?) from the event below. We hope to see you at our next Session (which we are planning as we speak)!

What else do you do when you can’t save your kid? You start a nonprofit.
— Erin Benson
Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

In today’s world ... we don’t want the conversation. We don’t really want to know how [people] are. We just want to greet them with a hello. Take the time with them and really ask how they’re doing. You might learn something.
— Steve Lufkin
Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

You find your village, and you surround yourself with them. You have people you’re emotional with. You have people who do your taxes. You have people you ask for help. Every day you wake up and do it again.
— Moe Richardson
Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

When he was diagnosed, Steve laid down some ground rules for us — namely, that it’s okay to cry.
— Stacy Lufkin
Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

Photo by Melissa Floyd Photography

It’s amazing how many people at malls or other places will not make eye contact with me at all. It’s like I have a disease they’re going to catch by looking at me. If you see somebody, a smile and a wave means the world.
— Steve Lufkin