Each year Olivia DiMaio sponsors families from the Children’s Aid Society during the Holidays. In addition to these families, there is one special family that hits close to home for us. Some of you may have already had the pleasure in knowing the Clarke family and for those who have yet, here is their touching story.
Please allow us to introduce you to the Clarke family. Ron and Stephanie Clarke met in 2003 and have three very beautiful children, who attend our Malden Rd. Centre. Ron and Stephanie have made many plans for their life together, including a wedding in June 2014. However, this past July, Ron was diagnosed with Cancer.
On October 31st, 2013, with only three days to plan their wedding, Ron and Stephanie were married, as Ron would be going in for his 3rd brain surgery on November 1st. Although Ron’s prognosis is not great, family and surrounding friends remain positive. Currently, Ron is now back home with his family spending as much time as possible with them. In speaking with Stephanie, she has expressed how grateful she is to have Ron at home this Holiday Season and they are taking one day at a time.
With your help, we would like to take some of the pressure off this family and give them a special Holiday to remember. Both our Lakeshore and Sprucewood Centre’s will be hosting the Children’s Aid Society families, as our Malden Rd. Centre will be hosting the Clarke family.
Please sponsor these families by taking an ornament from the giving tree located at the front entrance of each Centre. Donations can be returned to the Centre’s by:
December 11th for all Children’s Aid donations
December 18th for the Clarke family