CEO of Sky High, a nonprofit fighting pediatric cancer
This article originally featured on Houston Pet Talk.com Magazine.
Family is the word that resonates with me the most during this holiday season. It’s one of our core values at Sky High for Kids, my nonprofit organization determined
to end childhood cancer.
I started my family by adopting my daughter Allie. She
was an innocent 15 year old who deserved love, stability and a chance to become something great. At the same time, I rescued Daphne, our Harlequin Great Dane. There was an immediate bond between her and Allie that was breathtaking. Maybe it was because they both endured trauma in different ways or maybe it was God’s way of healing them together.
Now at 35, our family is comprised of three loving rescue Great Danes and Allie is preparing for high school graduation which is an accomplishment she and I both dreamed of! Even more exciting, I am preparing to marry the most compassionate and loving man I could ever dream of.
Our family isn’t perfect, we have risen through many adversities but we are committed to the unit no mat-
ter what. We are all excited about what the future may bring under our little roof, hoping that one day Allie will have sisters and brothers to return home to during many Christmas seasons to come.