Grateful (Bravo)

Dear Editor,

Words cannot express the gratitude that Autumn and I have for the support, both emotionally and financially, that has been shown to us.

We are both still in awe from the benefit. We are so grateful to all those people that helped make it possible. A special thank you is extended to the Fraternal Order of Eagles for hosting the event along with the Glade Volunteer Fire Department.

Special thanks to Doug and Debbie McClain for heading up the benefit along with all the members of the GVFD. To Christie and Robert Humphrey, Jora Lyon, Tim and Julie Koebley, Heidi and Dana Ekey for everything you have and still do for us. To our family, friends, and co-workers, thank you for being there for us. Because the list is numerous, a special thank you is extended to all of the individuals and organizations that were instrumental toward the success of the fundraising effort. Whether you volunteered your time selling tickets, setting up for the benefit, working at the benefit, or donated item(s) for the auction, each and every one of you are key players that made it a success. Thank you.

Thank you to everyone for your compassion and generosity. Every kind act, dollar, and donation is a true example of community. As Mother Teresa said, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Very grateful,

Autumn and Patrick Ditonto, Warren