Everyday Hero host Bill Murphy met him in Tampa at his place, JLM Records, a full-service production and recording studio.
But on Friday, June 23, a hundred people gathered at Keiser University in Sarasota, Florida to celebrate a group of young men and women for being leaders in Eckerd Kids’ Project Bridge program.
Proud families packed the room as their littlest members prepared to graduate from Eckerd Kids’ Early Head Start program on Saturday, June 24.
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“Our eighth annual Family Reunification Celebration is designed to honor the hundreds of parents in our community who have successfully completed tasks necessary to be reunited with their children,” explained Brian Bostick, the executive director of Eckerd Kids.
“Your darkest nights can have the brightest stars,” said Cassandra Pappas, 17. “I write that in my music all the time.”
Never give up.
There have been 173 families in Pasco County reunified so far this year.
Each time Jean Roy hugs his son, he holds him a little tighter. He knows just a few months ago these hugs didn't come as easy.