Friday, March 27, 2009

Miracles Happen.....

First, I would like to take a few minutes to tell you about a friend of mine. His name is Chris Abeyta....

Chris was a vibrant, happy, funny guy who warmed the hearts of anyone who knew him. Always smiling, laughing and cracking jokes.

Sadly, he was killed almost two weeks ago while on duty in Afghanistan with the National Guard.


Yesterday, hundreds of people lined the streets of my hometown, Midlothian, IL to welcome this fallen soldier home.
As you can see, Chris was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Sgt. Chris Abeyta never had the chance to marry or have children, but one of his fellow guardsmen did. Spc. Norman Cain III, 22 was another man killed that day. Cain leaves behind a wife and two children....
The family of Sgt. Chris Abeyta has begun to organize a memorial fund for Cain, in hopes that it may some day help his children through college.
Feel free to contact me for more info on this amazing memorial fund :)
Please think of these men in the following days as their friends and families welcome them home and pay their last respects.
On another note, the ladies at Digital Candy and myself have put together April's collaboration kit, Miracles Happen. All of the proceeds from this kit will go to to the March of Dimes and aid in Digital Candy's fund raising for the Walk America event in May.
At $4.80, not only can you scrap tons of pages of your own memories, but you can help others in the process :)

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Beautiful post Laura. ((HUGS))

Jolene said...

Lovely post Laura, and I'll be thinking of you in your time of healing. ((hugs))

Robyn said...

Hi Laura! Sorry about your friend, I feel for his family, being a military family myself.
Looks like you've moved on to new stores! I always wanted to get into Digital Candy but never got back there to apply. I've tried to narrow things down with the stores I was in.
Robyn :)

Rubi said...

I am soo sorry about your friend!! Big hugs!!

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