FiftyLives asked you to share stories of one person and one incident, gesture, or gift that you’re truly grateful for. For our Share Your Gratitude Contest, we received many touching entries telling us about devoted spouses, attentive friends, special neighbors, and generous family members who made your lives better in some way.
A number of those stories stood out for their emotional appeal, writing style, and tie to the mission of FiftyLives. We had a tough time selecting just one entry to win the grand prize of two iPad 2s. That being said, our top choice is …
Rachelle Henthorn of Sydney, Ohio
We featured her entry in a post last week, expressing gratitude and love for her friend Tina. A few years ago, Tina lost her 10-year-old son Michael in a car accident. Rachelle talked about Tina’s decision to donate her son’s organs to help others.
She has faced so many losses and difficult times in the years I have known her but she remains a gentle spirit and a loving friend, wife and mother–and recently Grandmother! In the spirit of what your organization stands for I would say Tina embodies who anyone would be grateful to have in their lives.
We are thankful to Rachelle and all those who shared their stories of gratitude with us. We’ll continue to feature more of our favorites, and look forward to hearing from Rachelle and Tina when they receive their prizes. Happy holidays to all of our supporters!