Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have read a recent post about this special boy. Tony has been battling a brain tumor and is currently on hospice. On a recent visit I learned that his favorite color is red. We've started a movement to paint the town. Today his school, West Broad Street Elementary, participated in National Walk to School Day. Tony lives across the street from his school, he's no longer able to attend, and he and his mom were going to watch the parade of kids walking down the sidewalk past their home.
His awesome friends, school staff and home and school decided to turn the morning walk into a "red out" for Tony. They even bought balloons for the kids to carry. With the help of a little angel we were able to have red bows made for the school lamp posts. Some of the neighbors had ribbons and bows out on their trees and mailboxes too.
in After a few emails with the Chamber of Commerce and a flurry of phone calls last evening with Kim from Univest and Chief Leary from the Police department a plan was hatched to made this a day that Tony, his family and the West Broad Street Bears would not soon forget! Tony, his mom and sister and his nurse rode to the Univest parking lot in a police car and Dad and I got to ride the fire trucks!
Univest bank added balloons and bows to the parking lot the walk started from and Principal Hadfield gave the students their instructions. The teachers, parents and kids were excited and the press even made an appearance. Tony's mom and Principal Hadfield were interviewed. The group made a right out of the parking lot and headed to school. I just can't say enough about the love of this this community and school community.
It was an amazing start to another great day of character building for the Bears and support for Tony. I hope you enjoy the photos below from this morning.
Everyone arrived safely at their destination. A tired super hero was returned to his home. The local police and fire fighters were exceedingly kind and supportive.
A final plee was made to paint the town red and to pray for God's grace.