How is it possible that the very people who have lost so much, suffered unimaginable heartache, are the same ones who can move forward in such a positive way that makes a difference for so many?
I don’t know Erin Curtis personally, but there is something about her story, her dream, that we can all connect with.
Her grandmother’s farmhouse, a reminder in so many ways of a time gone by.
The loss of one, then two, of her children to infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare cancer very difficult to treat and unheard of in non-twin related siblings.
And now, a chance to hit the refresh button on their lives and the lives of others.
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer tells of Erin’s dream of transforming her grandmother’s 5 acre farmhouse into a place for families grieving the loss of a child or facing the loss of a child due to terminal illness. A place with a memorial garden, space for fundraisers, walks along the creek.
To do so will take money – about $220,000 for the initial renovations. That’s why Erin’s Dream is entered in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge to win $250,000 toward this very worthy project. Of course, there will be more needed down the road … but this represents a start, a chance for a new beginning for so many people.
You can help by voting for Erin’s Dream in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge. You can vote 10 times a day, up until March 31.
Go. Vote. Refresh.
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