“In 2001, my sister and I lost our mom in a battle to breast cancer. Ten years ago I was just a little boy, only 8 years old. Before she died, my family tried to prepare me for a life without her. I was scared, and never wanted to talk about my mom, I can honestly say that talking about her is still hard for me. Then Mommy’s Light (Family Lives On) came along. They were able to sit down and get to know me and my mom together and see just how much I loved her.
Planting in the garden was something I used to do with my mom before she got sick, I loved digging the holes for her. Now every day when I go outside I see a beautiful garden and instantly think of her.
Mommy’s Light (Family Lives On) is very special to me in many ways. Growing up I was never able to talk about my mom because I was not comfortable. Although I tried, I didn’t think that anyone would understand how I feel about her or how much I miss her. With the loss of my mom I have gained many things in life.
I have enjoyed watching my younger sister grow up into a nice young lady, who reminds me of my mom in every way. And I also have this beautiful garden, which really helps me think of her.”
~ Max Card
Excerpts from a speech that Max presented for the Hearts for MeganEvent in 2011. This Year’s Hearts for Megan Event will be on May 10th atLife’s Patina. For more information about the Hearts for Megan Event click here.
The Cards were the first family to receive our services. Mom Michele was still alive during our initial interview in April 2000. Michele lost her battle with cancer and died in March 2001. Her two children, Max and Madison, asked us to help them continue a gardening tradition each mother’s day. Michele loved to garden and the kids always helped out.
Max graduated from our program in 2011, and Madison still receives her gardening tradition each year before Mother’s day.
For more information or to donate to Family Lives On Foundation in order for us to serve more children like Max and Madison go to our website or contact our Director of Development, Kelly Becker at 610-458-1690.