It is now January 9, 2019. I FINISHED the 307 miles!! It was an amazing day, with amazing people and we were surrounded by an AMAZING amount of love and support. It was overwhelming,truly. I have totaled the donations…..(drum roll)…. and we raised an even…..are you ready????? $11,000!!!! I cannot even believe it. This is a testimonial of how one person’s life (my child’s) can affect SO MANY others’. I am in awe. Almost speechless. Because, let’s face it, I am never really truly speechless, haha!!
I am truly humbled by the generosity of so many people. Your time. Your kind words. Your donations of items for raffle, your money. Your moral support over the many months. Joining me in the pool, joining me on Facebook and on this blog, cheering me on in person and via social media. Your remembrance of a tiny girl with a large spirit, “with bright green eyes that light up a room”.
And now, we move forward with the grant process. We will offer TWO schools grants in the amount of $5,000 each to match funds to bring either Hope Squad or Sources of Strength and impact HUNDREDS of kids to build resiliency, strengthen communities and PREVENT SUICIDE. YOU did this. It means more to me than I can say.