Giving Thanks

Parker and I were asked to be interviewed for the Greg Hill Foundation’s upcoming thank you party on October 24th.  In it’s 4 years, the foundation has given back over $1 million to it’s beneficiaries.  It fills my heart that we are able to be a part of a group that is so involved in supporting the local community.

We went into Boston early this morning, not really knowing what to expect.  When we got there, it was somewhat of a reunion.  James, a fellow beneficiary, was there, who had donated money to us back in February and completely blown our minds.  We got to see Lindsay who helped give me the confidence to deliver my speech at the 1,350 days celebration.  Of course, we got to see Erin and Adam, who work so tirelessly for GHF.

This was the real deal.  We had hair and make-up (Parker LOVED that part), and then sat on camera with an interviewer answering questions about the foundation.  It’s nerve racking sitting in a silent studio with half a dozen other people, everyone staring at you.

We talked about the foundation, what it’s meant to us.  We thanked our donors and the foundation.  Of course, now I’ve come up with at least a million other things that I want to say, but I hope that our message came across – this foundation gave us hope when there was little in our lives.  These people reached into their wallets and their hearts and gave of themselves.  They have helped us to manage through the last awful year of our lives.  We lost our son, but we’ve gained a family.

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Author: sheriroaf

Sheri Roaf is the mother of four wonderful children who turned to blogging after her 17 month old son Bennett passed away unexpectedly. Through her writing she has found a way to help herself and her family move forward in the face of tragedy.

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