It has been a long time and WAY OVER DUE...
Every day I struggle with missing Ellie along with balancing happiness and joy with our little bundle of joy Ethan Kage. I cannot imagine my life without Kage but at same time I wish Ellie was here. I often feel so guilty for the feelings I have but I know I am not alone. Many families that have lost a child go through this and we just are lucky enough to have a little bundle of joy to bring happiness and a little peace to our hearts.
People often praise me for the foundation and the good we do in this community, but I don’t need or want praise. I do it for the simple fact that I want to Give back and keep Ellie’s name & memory relevant in this world now and forever. This year’s fundraiser is such a joy to work on but at same time so much pressure as I want to make it the biggest and best because the main recipient Jenna Treanor has always been one of those people that will bend over backwards to help, while not complaining and while fighting cancer herself.
Every time I think of Why? Why does this happen to good people? Why doesn’t this happen to murders and felons? Sometimes I don’t have an answer, but for the most part I remind myself how much good, kindness comes out of good people getting cancer. What I mean by that is that people show up and show their best selves while helping someone like Jenna and Ellie. when they have an inspirational kind person that is fighting cancer, they get inspired to do good because how could you not look at Ellie and Jenna and not want to do good and show your support? How can you not admire their strength perseverance and kindness? I have seen so much Love, support, and the good in people since Ellie was diagnosed. It makes this world so much brighter and happier for me. It brings hope in humanity. If you ever turn on the news and see all the negative and think wow this world and the people in it are going to hell in a handbasket, just open up this page and see the kindness, open hearts, the generosity and know that there is still amazing people and good people they are just not highlighted on TV.
We need to highlight the good in this world to inspire more good.
So today I ask you to take a moment and post on the Facebook page a Act of Kindness you have experienced or someone that has shown good in this world. Share these stories so we as a community can keep our hearts positive and the realization that humanity is still good. I am blessed to see this every day through the foundation. Through the committee members, through the teen committee members, through the thousands of toiletry donations, through the kindness and heartfelt letters I get, and through the donations. But I want to give you a little piece of what I get to experience every day the GOOD IN PEOPLE.
As always I continue my work through the foundation and through our annual fundraiser.
If you wish to donate a Raffle, Silent Auction, a bottle of hard liquor, cash, or buy a Ticket for our amazing event please go to www.elliestrongforever.com or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
A mother with a battle ahead of her.