When I met Josephine in the summer of 2005, I didn't know she would become the most important person in my life. Her impact has inspired me to pay it forward. By assisting others with their pursuit of a better life through education, I can keep her amazing, beautiful legacy alive.
I met Josephine through her father Shayne. My fondest memory is when she would come into the office on a busy day ~ oblivious to the chaos around us and proceed to sit on my lap and color. Even at a very young age, Josephine had a bright, beautiful light and fierce passion for life. What I know to be true is that in her life Josephine was Shayne's greatest joy and in her passing, she is Shayne's greatest purpose. It is an honor and privilege to share this journey with them both and continue Josephine's legacy through this foundation.
I love that Josephine was given an opportunity for a better education, which she embraced and excelled. She was focused and strived for a better life for herself and her family. Giving this opportunity to others with the same dedication is the best way to honor her memory.
I didn't know Josephine very well and had only met her a few times. Even so, her impact on Shayne and other members of my family is evident. Josephine was clearly a special person who was destined to do great things. Being part of the foundation allows me to spend time with people that I really enjoy being around, while at the same time contributing towards a great cause.