Sunday, February 10, 2008
In Loving Memory
Friday, February 8th marked the one year anniversary of the passing away of precious Isaac Dennis Lytle. Isaac was an almost four-year old little boy who had autism, and he passed away in his sleep due to an undetected heart defect. I would just like to take the opportunity to remember him and pray for his family as this is not an easy time. I cannot fathom the pain that the family must endure on a daily basis.
Isaac's mom and dad, Reed & Holly Lytle, took Isaac's memorial fund and started a non-profit organization called The Isaac Foundation. They have been raising money so that they can provide therapy grants and scholarships to local families with children with autism.
I haven't ever met anyone quite like Holly. She is an amazing women who has taken such a devastating tragedy and turned it into a remarkable endeavor. She and Reed are very passionate about providing bright futures for the children in our community by giving them the gift of therapeutic intervention.
I have spent the last few months volunteering my time to help the foundation pull off their first ever silent/live auction fundraiser called, "A Taste of Hope". I am so honored to have been a part of such a wonderful event. The numbers haven't been crunched, yet, but it is projected that the first annual event raised well over $30,000! Pretty Amazing. If interested, you can donate here.