It's another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley . . .

Fall is certainly upon us and the cool weather has been wonderful! Fall also means a time for Thanksgiving, so over the next few weeks I SEE YOU will be sharing the things you are thankful for. If you would like to submit, make sure to send it in to me by November 17th.

I AM THANKFUL FOR . . .

CASANDRA MORENO - For my husband and children. Everyday is special because of their love.

SUZAN DAGHESTANI - Locally, I'm glad that I have been able to lend out a helping hand to our patients as they face the challenges of living with cancer through my support group, "The Daghestani Warriors." On a global scale, I'm thankful to God for allowing us to witness the Arab spring as it sweeps across the Middle East bringing a long awaited wind of liberty, justice, freedom & dignity.

GAYLE WUDARCZYK - Healthy family, church family, extended community family, so much love. Birds singing, sun shining; all of God's blessings!

KRISTINA SILVA - I am thankful for a healthy pregnancy!

PATRICIA VILLASENOR - For my strength, for new beginnings and my amazing family!

STEPHANIE MOORE - For the health and happiness of my family.

PEPE CABEZA DE VACA - For my wife and kids, they have made my life beautiful and made me a better person. I'm also thankful for all the people that are involved in our community and make it a better place for all of us to live.

SARAH HINOJOSA - I'm thankful for many things this year. I'm most thankful this year for courage. The ability to fight intimidation and take every challenge with poise.

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AMBER GUERRA - I am thankful for my family, especially my wonderful husband and daughter and our baby boy who should be here soon!

KRISTI COLLIER - The return of the Winter Texans :)

TAMMIE HARTZOG - I am thankful for Justin & Ella and for being blessed with Ben this year. Very thankful that my children, nieces and nephew are healthy.

TESSA & EDDIE COWGILL - We are thankful for #9 on the way! Due in May. :-)

BLANCA CHAVEZ - I am Thankful for being alive, for my family and because I have lots of people in my life that care about me!!!!

ERIC CURRAN - I'm thankful for my wonderful wife, kids and our baby on the way. :)

CAT RYAN - I've got such supportive friends and family!

As for birthdays for this week...

Celebrating birthdays this week were NORMA SILVA, DUSTY DAVENPORT, KELLY HELLER-VELA and KRYS RUPPERT WEYAND from yesterday. Today's birthdays include JILL VALENCIA, KELLY LONGORIA, JERI WORTHINGTON, MARILYN FOX, BEVERLY YOUNG and YARA CORBITT, while SHALIMAR MADRIGAL, DEBBIE TOWNSEND and ADELA ORTEGA have birthdays tomorrow. LESLYE (MOSELEY) ASHWORTH, YANIRA AGUILAR and ABBY MURRAY celebrate Friday.....and weekend birthday wishes include: CRYSTAL ALVAREZ, JEANNE MOSELEY, DEE TREVINO and JOLENE ANN VITKO! Happy Birthday, y'all!!

Events you should know about...

TOMORROW: November 10th: RGV Cancer180 Mixer - Roosevelt's in McAllen,from 6pm until 9pm. "Because when cancer strikes, life does a 180. For young adults, it can seem like the loneliest time of life. Cancer180 provides a social environment where young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, family and friends in their 20s & 30s can connect with other young adults affected by cancer. The simple goals of this group are to connect and support in a purely social environment every other month. Cancer180 is a part of the Anderson Network of MD Anderson Cancer Center, a group of programs that provide hope, support and understanding."

Appetizers will be provided and more information will be available about the Cancer180 group. Bring a friend and learn more about what you can do to support friends and loved ones affected by cancer! More info -www.facebook.com/cancer180rgv

THIS SATURDAY: United Blood Services 1st Annual Golf for Life tournament, which will be held at Palm View Golf Course in McAllen. Prizes include a shootout for a fabulous golf trip to Las Vegas and all proceeds will benefit a local scholarship fund. For more information, contact Crystal Olvera at213.7525 or colvera@bloodsystems.org.

I wish you love & blessings in the coming week and I hope to "see you" soon!

Heather

Note to all readers: You can find I SEE YOU on Facebook at facebook.com/iseeyouRGV. Post your news, events, and birthdays on this page or send to Heather at:iseeyouRGV@gmail.com.

Remember, at least one week ahead!