Last year when my friend Heather‘s son Zack passed away, every parent’s worst nightmare became a reality. But what Heather and her husband Paul chose to do with such insurmountable pain, is beautifully inspiring. They are keeping their boy’s spirit alive by celebrating him, every day.
So many of us have never met Zack, but we know him because his parents have found ways to share him with us.
Heather has spoken at conferences and on television, sharing stories about Zack and her quest to raise money to build Zack’s Dream Room at York Central Hospital. This dream is about to become a reality. Heather has not only raised enough money to build the room, there are now two rooms intended to make any child’s hospital stay more comfortable.
Heather also shared Zack with his hero — Elmo.
Kevin Clash reached out and made this message not only for Zack, but also to comfort those children who will be staying in one of Zack’s Dream Rooms.
If you haven’t seen the Being Elmo documentary yet, you must. A truly amazing story. We loved it.
My dream was for Elmo to know now much Zack loved him, and that one day
he would say Zack’s name….this is the video that made my dreams come
true. I only wish were here to see it all and celebrate with his mommy. Miss you my sweet boy- this is for you and for the kids in your Dream Room. xox
Here’s Elmo’s Message For Zack –