Henry was born on a sunny Saturday in February. At 3:30 pm they pulled him out of me in a whirl of emergency and anxiety.
Henry took his last breath in the dark hours of a warm Sunday morning in August. At 3:30 am we held his body and felt his last heart beat in a still and weary silence.
Next week we celebrate the life that Henry lived. We are asking that folks forgo flowers and make a donation to Henry's Heroes. We have plans for Henry's memory. But we also need to make ends meet. This last month and the next couple of months have been and will be financially difficult. We are lucky that my place of employment is so supportive with the time I've taken off of work, but they can't pay me what I didn't earn... I'm getting back on track, but it's slow, painful and unpredictable.
Our plan has always been to use Henry's Heroes as a way to give back to the community and the world. Our desire to pay it forward is only amplified by Henry's passing.
Henry loved music. We have a planned event for September - to support a local educational youth orchestra. We'll be raising money for a scholarship for one student. This is Zane's project - the rest of us are supporting him.
In February - for Valentine's Day and Henry's Birthday we will be having a Spaghetti Feed with music appreciation - for $$ to support families with special needs children. In late April or early May we will have a Dogwood Celebration (Purpose to be determined) and in August of 2014 we will have some charitable event yet unplanned and we'll do Anastasia's annual food drive as well.
Please contact Noah or Rebecca with details on where and how to donate.