Donna Day 2015 ...
And that is what this post is about.
Donna died on October 19, 2009. She was four.
She may no longer be present but she is still very much with us.
So, so many of us.
I never met Donna, as Sheila (Donna's mama) and I – friends in high school – reconnected just a month before Donna died.
But she was a pebble dropped in a still, endless pond, and the ripples continue to radiate, year after year after year.
Her extraordinary parents, Sheila and Jeremy, parent her now by sharing her story. Sheila wrote
As of this moment, the total funds raised for Donna's Good Things, the organization created by her parents, stands at $290,634.
After this year's event, on March 28, that total should swell well beyond $300,000.
Bafflingly, childhood cancer research is woefully underfunded. Frankly, it's infuriatingly underfunded.
Consider these statistics:
Kids deserve far, far, far better research and care.
I encourage you to read
And then, please,
Choose hope. Every day.