Today Tuesday September 25, 2012 the WOD is Reba McEntire in honor of her celebrating 20yrs of Reba's Ranch House.
Reba Nell McEntire (Born March 28, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma) is an
American chart-topping, award-winning country music singer. She has also
acted in films, starred in her own sitcom and owns several businesses
with her husband and manager. Reba McEntire got her break singing the
national anthem at the 1974 rodeo finals. She recorded with Mercury and
MCA records, topped the country charts numerous times, and was crowned
the CMA's best female vocalist for four consecutive years.
admit I love Reba, her fiery red hair, her spirit, her humor and her
enthusiasm for life even after the horrible tragedy of a charter plane
carrying eight members of her band crashed. There were no survivors, and
the accident left the singer stunned and reeling. She turned back to
her music and out of her grief came a bleak but immensely popular album,
For My Broken Heart, which she dedicated to her deceased bandmates. I
confess however, I was never a country fan growing up so I never heard
much of her music. Now, that has changed as of late, and I have grown to
appreciate the Country genre and I do enjoy Reba’s music.
reason I chose her for the WOD is that she has taken her celebrity and
given back to those in need, specifically to families of those seeking
life saving medical treatment. Reba's Ranch House, a service of the
Texoma Health Foundation is a home-away-from-home for families traveling
from out of town to be near loved ones who are hospitalized at Texoma
Medical Center. Families of all patients, including but not limited to
those hospitalized in the ICU, are welcome at the Ranch House. More than
24,000 guests representing over 8,800 families have found the comforts
of home at the Ranch House during their time of need. In lieu of a
nightly fee, donations are accepted to help ensure that Reba's Ranch
House continues to offer families a place of comfort and support, near
loved ones in the hospital.