Over the last two years our cousin Maddy Free has lost both of her parents each very suddenly. Yesterday, her mother Audrey left for work and never came home. She passed away unexpectantly without Maddy being able to say goodbye, not last hug, no last I-Love-You's. Unfortunetly, this is a story Maddy is all to familiar with. She lost her father two years ago when our Uncle Adam passed away in his sleep. Devasted is an understatement. Maddy lost the two people who loved her more then anything. She is left as an only child without the two people she wants to share the joys of the future with. No parents to walk her down the aisle, no parents to help raise her kids, no parents to call when she is happy or sad. Maddy is an amazing young woman, strong, smart and loving. She is not only in school full time to receive her Doctorate, but she also spends her days working in a school with fourth and second graders. My hope in writing this is to help Maddy with the expences of her mothers funeral, for a fund for her future and a glimpse of hope for a brighter future.