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Friday, February 17, 2012

Bert's Big Adventure Celebrates 10 Magical Years (Video)

Just before sunrise, families, friends, and supporters gathered at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport on Thursday, February 16th for the kick-off of Bert’s Big Adventure! What made this day so special was that Bert and Stacey Weiss, founders of Bert's Big Adventure, were celebrating 10 years of making magical moments in local Georgia residents lives.

Bert's Big Adventure is a non-profit organization, designed to allow children, 5 to 12 years, with a chronic or terminal illness to experience a weekend with their families at Walt Disney World. Participants must show financial need and have never visited Walt Disney World. My twin brother, Joshua Manning Marable and I attended the magical kick-off event and had the chance to meet the 2012 Bert’s Big Adventure children:

Bree B. Age 5 Newnan

Brianna E. Age 6 Douglasville

Elizabeth O. Age 5 Thomaston

Gabe A. Age 11 Woodstock

Hunter W. Age 12 Gainesville

Jainah R. Age 8 Morrow

Jordan S. Age 5 Canton

Linda C. Age 11 Kennesaw

Marie S. Age 5 Atlanta

Megan M. Age 10 Dalton

Noah M. Age 5 Flowery Branch

Will A. Age 5 Kathleen

When Bert's Big Adventure children opened the doors to the event space at the Sheraton, they were greeted with a red VIP carpet, and their names etched in the Hollywood's Walk of Fame. It room suitable for kings and queens. Children enjoyed Nintendo Wii entertainment, hairstyling, jewelry making, inflatable bounce houses, and other festivities, planned by Posh Tot Events.

Enjoy the video again!


Sojourner Marable Grimmett is an Atlanta-based author who is recognized for writing about the joys and challenges of being a “stay-at-work” mom and connects with moms, both new and experienced, who have the responsibility of raising a family and maintaining a full-time job. Sojourner has been featured in FitPregnancy, iVillage,,,,,, Fox News, and CNN. She is married to her college sweetheart, Roland and they have two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua.

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