One decade ago, I set off on a journey that would forever change my life. I landed in Kenya at the end of September anticipating where the next three weeks would take me. On October 2nd, 2007, I fell in love with 25 beautiful girls that would change everything about me. I returned to the US, started Mothers Fighting For Others, knowing that I had promised those same children that I would come back and help with their educational needs. Almost two dozen trips later, I’ve witnessed dozens of high school graduations, and a handful of college graduates, with more to come. Our journey at MFFO has taken me all over the world, and I have made so many important friends along the way.
I couldn’t have done this on my own. There are too many people to thank that walked beside me these past ten years. Too many to count that have held my hand, allowed me to cry on their shoulder, consoled me in times of trouble, celebrated tremendous accomplishments and have witnessed life-changing events with me. You know who you are and I am forever grateful for your presence in my life.
These ten years have flown. So much has happened to me, my family and my MFFO family as well. We’ve had children, lost children, and have lost friends and parents along the way. And after my accident late last year, my own focus has had to come back, full circle. I have had to focus on my recovery so much that others have and will have to continue the MFFO mission and journey without me.
As of today, my dear friend and board member, Audrey Forshey will be taking over as the new Director of Mothers Fighting For Others.
Audrey has been with MFFO since 2008 and is one of those important friends who has held my hand along the way. She is a tower of strength and a force of nature. I know her heart and am proud to leave my heart in her hands. She will lead MFFO and continue to fight the fight and help the children of Saint Monica. We will all bear witness to more graduations for years to come!
I just wanted to thank you all for being there for me all these years and thank you for your continuous support of MFFO.
Peace and love to you all,