A MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGE

Today I wanted to share a post with you from one of my best friends ever, Cindy Buckley-Koren.

Ya see, in the Fall of 2013, our friend Sara passed of breast cancer. As you can imagine, it was devastating.

Her best friend, Michele, suggested we do something in Sara’s memory. So we held a Dollars-for-Scholars fundraiser and were able to award two scholarships in memory of Sara, and two more in memory of ALL of our classmates who left us too soon. It was more successful than we could’ve imagined.

This spring we launched a website. We named the site Power Through Itbecause that’s what Sara did — for six years. Her brother Dan captured that phrase in his eulogy to Sara… one of the most moving and touching speeches I’ve ever heard. It’s on the site if you’d like to read it.

But, the website wasn’t built just for the donation and fundraising pages — we wanted it to be a place where people could share their stories of friendship, family, strength, courage and most of all, love. 

We all “Power Through” life’s challenges. And challenges come in all shapes and forms.

Now, in honor of Mother’s Day, my friend Cindy has shared her story. A story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child, and how she helped him power through his struggles with Autism. Please take a moment to read it. It’s called “That Man is Fat.”

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