I have some exciting news for you. I’ve finally started The Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund in honor of my mom who passed away on September 20, 2008.
The LMM Fund has been a dream of mine for a long time and I’m in a place where I can finally make my dream a reality. The primary purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students who have lost a parent to drug, alcohol, or prescription drug addiction, but I also plan on working with organizations who help families cope with this type of loss and provide ways to prevent it.
Many of you might know that my mom was a prescription drug addict. For as long as I can remember she had this problem and it’s the reason she passed away at such a young age. I’ve written about her and my experiences with this for some time and none of that has helped me cope as much as starting this fund has. Just in the last few weeks I feel like I’m able to channel my grief and anger into something worth while.
My hope is that, in some way, we can help students cope with their loss. So, I need your help to spread the word so that I can offer at least one scholarship next year. Please share on FB, Twitter, Instagram and anywhere else to help me make an impact in the lives of students who lost a parent to substance abuse.
Our website is www.theLMMFund.org and all donations are tax deductible.
Check out some of my past posts about my mom and my family:
- Happy Birthday to My Mother
- Speaking At My Alma Mater | Woodbury University
- Remembering My Mother
- A Story: Can She Feel Me?
- It’s A Gift Being A Big Sister
- A Letter to My Sister
- Growing Up With My Mother
- Life Can Be Unfair
- Time Heals All Wounds
- September 20th…
- The Winning Scholarship Essay
- 5 Life Lessons I Have Learned from My 7 Year Old Sister
- Words of Inspiration
Thank you in advance for you support.
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