My gift is an entire community who have lavished love and support on mine and two other families over 8 years. After a car accident (2004) killed the oldest daughter in each of our families, we embarked on a project; If the three girls had lived another 50 years, they would have been active members of our community. An educational scholarship in their names would allow them to have a positive impact on our community even though they are no longer with us.
This effort has raised over 250,000 with the small gifts of regular people. No rich people in our circle,..just regular hard-working friends who were moved by the pain, challenged by the idea and inspired by the success.
I am rich and blessed beyond measure. Hundreds of neighbors, all very different, having a common purpose to remember my daughter and her two friends.