In 2010 my mother, Paula, died after a battle with breast cancer. This was the toughest loss of my life. She was the most compassionate, caring, powerful woman in the world to me and funnier than anyone I have ever met. The idea of living my life without her seemed impossible and though I have amazing family and friends that supported me throughout, the grief from losing my mother is something that I live with to this day in different ways.
Nine years later I landed at The Children’s Room as their Annual Giving Manager. Upon entering the “yellow house on the hill”, I was instantly blown away. Seeing the sacred space of TCR and learning about the tremendous, life-changing work being done has been exhilarating. I understand the grief process and the importance of not feeling alone in it.
My mother was a giver through and through. She volunteered all of her life and got the greatest joy out of helping others. I know that she would be proud of me today to see me contributing to the important work done at The Children’s Room.
I am running the 2020 Boston Marathon to support the mission of TCR. Please help me reach my goal of $15,000 to help ensure that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.
Thank you for your support!