Cascade Memorial Blog
Archive for May, 2011
The Dougy Center was founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappell in tribute to Dougy Turno, a young boy who died of an inoperable brain tumor at age 13. Before meeting Dougy, Bev was a registered nurse who had worked in the area of death and dying since 1974. Through her work, she found most people were uncomfortable when faced with death and grief and that doctors, clergy, hospital staff, and school personnel often did not have the training to support children in their grief. This reality inspired Bev to attend the first of many seminars and lectures by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, pioneer and author in the field of death and dying.
Cascade Memorial was proud to be present at the 2011 Annual Benefit Gala “Reflection.” This fabulous evening included a silent auction showcasing a gallery of children’s art, an elegant dinner and a live auction filled with unique packages. The evening culminated with the announcement of the 2011 Porsche Boxster Raffle winner. Thank you to the sponsors that helped make the 2011 Reflections benefit a success.
Brad Paisley made a surprise appearance at a memorial service for one of his fans in Orange County, California.
When Allison Greene was in the process of her two-year battle with cancer, she told her husband and friends when she beat it, she wanted to throw a big party and have Brad perform as the entertainment.
The 31-year-old mother of one lost her battle, and her family felt the party should still take place to celebrate her memory, which, according to her husband, was always filled with joy and a zest for life. Greene’s family posted a video about the memorial on Facebook, hoping the CMA Entertainer of the Year would see it and show up at the San Antonio Catholic Church in Anaheim Hills, Calif.
The compassionate singer not only showed up, but he performed several songs, including ‘Celebrity,’ ‘She’s Everything’ and ‘Then.’
“When I was watching the video, it brought me to tears, and I thought, ‘Man, if I could just be there,’” Brad told those who attended the memorial. “So they said, ‘Will you be there, Brad, Monday the 7th in Orange County?’ and I thought, ‘Yeah. I am going to be there.’”
[Click here to read the rest of this article from The Boot March 9, 2011 | by Donna Hughes]