Today the agenda for the NorthStar Luncheon benefiting Family Compass didn’t go quite as planned at the Dallas Country Club. At first, it all was running right on schedule and promoting its mission of helping neglected and abused children. The highlight of the event was a conversation with former WFAA anchor/Wednesday’s Child mama Gloria Campos and former WFAA anchor Jeff Brady. Just as Gloria and Jeff were preparing to wind up their chat, there was a slight commotion in one part of the ballroom that broke the friendly reunion.
A gentleman had experienced an episode requiring Highland Park first responders on the scene. As he lay on the floor surrounded by distraught friends, the Family Compass and Dallas Country Club staffs seamlessly within seconds notified 911 and rearranged the exit arrangements for the hundreds of guests. Jeff immediately left the stage to offer help. Guests like Beth Thoele pushed back tables and chairs to make way for the arriving paramedics and their equipment.
Family Compass Board Chair/Luncheon Co-Chair Candace Winslow just sent the following update:
We are so happy to report that the gentleman who experienced the emergency is stabilized and doing well this afternoon. We are grateful to the doctors in the room who attended to him so aptly, to the volunteers who acted so quickly as the event unfolded, and to you for leaving the ballroom so gracefully.”
While the good news is that the guest is recovering, the downside was that the final ask for donations wasn’t made.
So, even if you weren’t part of the NorthStar luncheon crowd, why not support an organization that has made a world of difference for children who know firsthand the definition of abuse and neglect? You can donate here.