Our family firmly believes in giving back… I can get out my soap box and give you several reasons to support causes that come near and dear to your heart as I am sure there is “something” that has touched your life by now, or believe me there will be…
But I have always believed in helping others, as a small child I can remember wanting to host a Ronald McDonald Carnival in my backyard for McDonald’s Charities. This predates the Ronald McDonald House which ironically later became my daughter and my sororities’ philanthropy of which my daughter was Philanthropy Chairperson. Also in my younger years I thought about opening a camp for children with special needs only to become a mother of a child with cerebral palsy. As the course of life would have it I went on to found a nonprofit organization to create fully inclusive playgrounds.
I do believe that some of this crazy world is set out for us. There is too much that has happened in my life to believe otherwise…
So to help other families of children with seizure disorders our family thought it would be fun to walk together in the National Epilepsy Walk to honor Hadley and others like her.
Hadley loving her shirt
At the starting point
Team Hadley, family and friends at the finish line 2 hours or so later
Our family and Hadley’s ever loving teacher at the finish line, Cheers!
It was a wonderful spring morning and great family way to honor her spirit!