Saturday, September 15, 2012, Amy was honored at two AMYAZING events.
The first one was at The Pink Fund’s 2nd annual luncheon at the Henry in Dearborn, MI. Molly MacDonald, CEO of The Pink Fund honored Amy’s life and presented Amy’s husband Don with a beautiful pink vase with yellow (Amy’s favorite color) around the top edge. Amy Youngblood, who was inspired by Amy to write, spoke about how Amy touched so many lives. Amy’s sisters, nieces and a few special friends were in attendance to share in this special moment.
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To end the night, Bras for a Cause in Royal Oak, MI remembered Amy. Her name was featured with Shannon Watson’s on the marquee outside the Royal Oak Music Theatre as well as her beautiful picture on the big screen before the show. Amy Lange from Fox 2 News was the host for the night and she too honored Amy by sharing her words with us. A memory page in the program had a picture of Amy, Don and Theo with a brief narrative on Amy written by Patti Ball and Michelle Wolford Ball. Michelle was also on the planning committee as Media Relations and is a long time friend of Amy’s. A beautiful hand-made bra was created in memory of Amy by Amy’s niece Danielle Neilson titled “Sunshine and Crazy Days” and modeled by Lisa Roggin, a dear friend of Amy’s and also a 5 year breast cancer survivor. Don, family members and special friends were there for this uplifting experience. Don was also the winner of a live speed painting of Kid Rock by Dave Santia. Kid Rock was one of Amy’s favorite singers and Don’s face was priceless when he won. The painting will hang in their family room where Don and Amy spent their last few months together.
While these are just two special events that stand out, I know that many of you see signs of Amy every day. And although she is gone, she is definitely NOT forgotten.
Amy…your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.