We’re glad you found your way to Emily’s Path. Our new website is just about complete. It occurred to me as I sat down to write this that we didn’t do the traditional “Welcome” blog post first. Our first post was about a boy for whom we are doing a special fund raiser. I guess that’s rather fitting, since the whole idea behind Emily’s Path is to carry on Emily’s spirit of putting others first. If you knew Emily, you know exactly what I’m talking about. If you didn’t, take a while to peruse our website, and hopefully you’ll get a sense of who Emily was, and why she is the inspiration for all of us at Emily’s Path.
It took me all of two seconds to choose the picture for this post. That’s Emily at age 7 (2nd from left), her sister and their friends, manning their annual lemonade stand back in 2004. Each year, they donated the lemonade stand proceeds to a charity they all agreed to in advance. One year, they did a letter-writing campaign along with the lemonade stand, and raised $1,000 for The SmileTrain. Pretty remarkable, considering what they had to work with. Maybe I should wrap this up and go make some construction paper signs. . . .