Our "Why"

Give a scholarship to a child for a year! This is great way to honor a loved one. Teach a child about the Addiction Monster!  Scholarships are awarded in the name of your loved one.  $25 per month (less than a daily latte) will provide a scholarship to a child for a year. 100% of all donations go to scholarship funding!

To honor you, I get up every day and take a breath.

And start another day without you in it.

To honor you, I laugh and love with those who knew your smile.

And the way your eyes twinkled with mischief and secret knowledge.

To honor you, I take the time to appreciate everyone I love.

I know now there is no guarantee of days or hours spent in their presence.

To honor you, I listen to music you would have liked.

And sing at the top of my lungs with the windows rolled down.

To honor you I take chances, say what I feel, hold nothing back.

Risk making a fool of myself, dance every dance.

You were my light, my heart, my gift of love, from the very highest source.

So every day, I vow to make a difference, share a smile, live, laugh, and love.

Now I live for both of us, so all I do, I do to honor you.

- Connie F. Kiefer Byrd

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