In Memory of Amy Peters (All donations go to 3 causes)
Organized by: Anna Gilbreath
EVENT DATE Jul 31, 2015
On July 28th, 2015 will be the 3rd year my big sister Amy has accepted her invitation to spend eternity with God in heaven. We're so thankful to have had exactly 30 years with her but instead of feeling sorry for myself or my family on her birthday (and the day she passed away from a random asthma attack) I want to honor my older sister's life by collecting donations until the end of July to help the following organizations and individuals:
1. The Texas GSP Organization - When we first fostered Hoover and found out the second day he had heart-worms, the organization PAID for the full treatment to help save Hoover's life! (No question, just general procedure) They paid thousands into taking care of Hoovers treatments and shots while being fostered. In September of 2015, if for some reason he shows up heart worm positive again, they will pay for another round of treatment! (Yes, even though he's been adopted!) They're an incredible organization and I'm thankful to be able to give back to them!
2. Alexus Garcia Memorial - I'm sure those of you in the DFW area probably saw on the news that Alexus' life was taken from her way too soon. She was a young, beautiful and charismatic woman with such a bright future ahead of her. 1/3 of all donations will go directly to her parents to help pay for her funeral and anything else they may need.
3. Jordan Greene Memorial - Recently, Jordan Greene a new father, husband, brother, son and so much more recently accepted his invitation into heaven unexpectedly. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Lauren and their young son Gunner. After praying on everything, I have decided to give 1/3 of all funds raised to their family instead of another non-profit I had originally chosen. I went to high school with his younger brother Brandon and can empathize 100% of the pain he's feeling losing his big brother. Again, after much prayer and talking with mutual friends, I know in my heart that this update to my fundraiser is the right thing to do. Please continue to pray over Jordan's family and friends.
Please note: All donations will be divided evenly 3 ways and given to each charity/non-profit organization. Together and with your support, we're going to help so many people and dogs too! I specifically chose each organization for a specific reason and I hope my big sister would be proud. I'm so thankful to look forward to the 28th, rather than the feeling of dread like the past 2 years. Please help me honor my big sister and her life by sharing this fundraiser or donating!
***The below status was written in July of 2013, one year after Amy passed and why this fundraiser is so important to me.***
So, I'm just going to get this out of the way... One year ago tomorrow, I got really bad news from my Mom telling me that my sister had experienced a horrible asthma attack and was in ICU and that she and my Dad were rushing to San Angelo, TX.
I thought to myself, A. Anyone who knew my big sister, knew she was one of the biggest fighters whether it be emotional or physical if it came down to it. I KNEW Amy just had a bad asthma attack and would be fine, what we didn't know was that my sisters heart had fought the hardest battle it ever would fight (several times that day) However, what we didn't know was in the process God had already asked her to come home and she was READY! :)
We found out on Sunday, my sister's 30th birthday that it was time to say a 'temporary good-bye' You know when I do talk about my sister, I tell people several things.... 1. If I had the option to bring my sister back I wouldn't. Her spirit has gone to be in heaven for ETERNITY... Why would I ever bring her back from that? 2. I will see Amy again and so will the rest of our family and I would rather have eternity with her than a lifetime here on earth 3. Her life taught me to be a better person, to love harder, to forgive more and most of all NO MATTER WHAT, everything will ALWAYS be OK.
While this week will no doubt be hard for me in my family I ask everyone to say a quick prayer and then go find all the members of your family and if you're holding on to anger, let go and let God take it. Go love on your family, I assure you that you are in no way, shape or form guaranteed to spend tomorrow with them. Last, KNOW that no matter what everything will be OK. Sometimes, we have to say 'temporary good-bye's' in order to have eternal hello's. Amy's life will never be forgotten in our hearts and to anyone who knew or loved my older sister, THANK YOU. You were the reason her eyes lit up so big when she smiled. Or laughed when she thought of a special memory and told me about it. Remember, when Sunday gets here let's remember all the GOOD TIMES with Amy, do something to honor her life rather than feeling sad she's not here anymore. I guarantee her light will be shining down from heaven on all of us. God is ALWAYS good and BE THE LIGHT <3
Amy Leigh Peters (7/28/82-7/29/12) I love you forever Amy and I'll see you again ;)