Image courtesy of Chasing rainbows

Image courtesy of Chasing rainbows

Today ReesSpecht life had the opportunity to pay it forward to a kindred spirit.  I have been following the blog of Kate Leong  ( and her incredible story for a couple of weeks now.  Sadly, her Son Gavin passed away from an as yet unidentified affliction that he bravely fought through for 5 and 1/2 years.  Kate’s story is a sad one, yet it is also one of strength and hope.  Kate represents the best that we have to offer – and she gave it her all in trying to find a way to make Gavin’s life here special.  She recently started a trust called “Gavin’s Trust” and they have raised over $13,000.00 in the past 24 hours.  The trust is intended to provide needed materials  to help children serviced by the Chester County Intermediate Unit in their Pre-School Multiple Disabilities programs.  Kate herself acknowledged that she does not have the strength to start a foundation and “keep up a “foundation”… it’s all too much.”, as she wrote on her blog.  Well, that is where we come in.  When Sam and I decided to start ReesSpecht Life it was always about paying it forward.  Doing for others who have done so much for others already.  I had envisioned ReesSpecht life as a charity to help other charities.  Well here we are.  This cause represents the first real donation that our foundation has made to help others who are truly respecting life.  I would like to do more, but that of course depends on our supporters.   I do have the strength, Kate.  We are all here for you.  Stay strong and know that two super angels are out there, somewhere.   I have a feeling that Gavin and Rees are already great friends looking down on all of us and smiling.  Kate’s blog is called “Chasing Rainbows”, and while I don’t know if there is a pot of gold at the end of that Rainbow, Kate –  I do know there are Rees’ pieces 🙂



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