Hance Family Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter

Hance Family Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter


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Hi, Everyone.

I am so proud of all the work the foundation is doing! I sometimes have to just stop and take a moment to reflect upon where we started five years ago.

The Beautiful Me team never ceases to amaze me. Many of these volunteers spend countless hours away from their families working toward growing this incredible program. Thank you to all the families of the Beautiful Me team—your moms are making a huge impact, and I hope you’re proud of them!

Our inaugural Beautiful Me Gala was a fantastic event! The committee worked tirelessly for eight months, and the end result was incredible. Cat Greenleaf did a beautiful job, bringing her fun spirit and engaging everyone in the room. Seeing the smiles, the love, and the dancing made my night! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the gala. I know Emma, Alyson, and Katie were all smiles.

Grow With Me took place on October 15, and it was time for Katie’s class to enjoy this magical day. I remember the first Grow With Me, which was Emma’s class. I never imagined I would be able to make it to Alyson’s and Katie’s classes. I wanted to give each of my girls the gift of seeing how happy the day makes me, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Days like Grow With Me make it possible to keep going on. Knowing how much the children enjoy this day makes the pain tolerable. Thank you again to all who helped to bring learning in a fun, beautiful way to all the 5th graders of Floral Park, including my Katie!

The holidays are coming so fast and everyone is so busy with family and work. Please take time to be thankful. I couldn’t have imagined I would survive five years without seeing my beautiful girls every day, but thanks to all of you, here I am. The things for which I am most grateful are seemingly much simpler than before the accident: the sun on my face, sitting watching TV with Warren and Kasey, morning runs with my friends, Kasey playing and singing in the bathtub. I am also grateful for all of you.

Love and Gratitude,