Not too many weeks ago (I think it was the same week of Walter's surgery), I received an email out of the blue, from a woman in North Canton, OH. She wanted to offer Erin's Dream Lanyards as a part social, part service activity for the incoming freshman at Walsh University, during their summer orientation weekends.
I've got to tell you, this is exactly the kind of email I love to find in my inbox. It takes a great deal of bravery to read about something on the internet and then decide you want to make a go of it (with 400+ people depending on you to get it right). That's exactly what my new friend McKenzie did. We worked together to figure out what she needed to know and how to get the supplies and materials she would need. They had their first do at it weekend before last, and from the smiles, I think these young folks found the spirit of Erin as they worked.
Two months ago, I wouldn't have been able to place Walsh University in the right state if you had quizzed me. Today, I'm proud to have a new partner in our fight to raise money for a cure for childhood cancer. You all know the mantra. This is not something any of us can do by ourselves! Thank you Cavaliers!