I received an email from the family who organized the aneurysm awareness walk here in Albany. Their daughter passed away at Albany Med in May 2010 of a ruptured aneurysm at only 13 years old. She was a student in the same district (their other middle school) I taught in for a year 02-03. Though our paths never crossed here on earth we share a few things in common. Here is the note from her parents........................
As we gather all the names to send this thank you, we stop and reflect. We think of each of you and how Delany benefited from your love or support throughout her life. We think of the friendship you have given to us, Delany and her siblings. For those of you who never met Delany and attended to raise money for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, we give to you our thanks. We have a heartfelt gratitude for everyone who helped make the hike-a-thon a success.
Words can’t express how happy we were when we totaled the donations of
over two thousand dollars. Your gift will enable the foundation to continue to expand critically important research, education and advocacy for this devastating disease. It is our hope that the monies raised will help to make strides to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures and the precious lives they take.
Thank you so much again for your support!
I thought you all deserved to read it too since you helped keep her memory alive by supporting me to be a part of the hike in her name :-)