Fathers Day ------

Jean Heath’s Inspiration

The simplest way to say it - He Always had my Back. Now, he would toast my back end if I got out of line. Old school, Navy - Coast Guard and I have his eyes. I was his only child. He battled some demons (but when my daughter was born, well he did a 180.) Almost everyday I wish he were still here. 6' 195 lbs and lung cancer took him away in a matter of 5 months. Cancer is evil! Father's Day is always hard - his birthday would have been June 1st - so the entire month really. Cherish your time with those Good Dads that you still have. Dads, make sure you are leaving the memories that will matter. Instil the strength, the ethics, the fortitude to be................ I still hear the last 2 words he said to me, "It's Sugarfoot".... not enough characters to explain that, but suffice it to say, I know.

I threw down some gratitude. Give what you can and pass the hat. Donate now

Created By: Jean Heath June 17, 2018

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  • Terry Ahern Great love.

  • Jean Heath Thank you Terry - he taught me a lot - didn't have a lot but he was a very strong man.

  • Terry Ahern Jean, I think this world needs a lot more dads like Jean. You did get his beautiful eyes and I'm sure a lot more. Strength, ethics and fortitude all qualities of a great man. Awesome love and memories is what counts. Thank you for sharing your love and pride shines thru.

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Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Ovation Music Fund 501(c)(3) provides low income children under 18 with music scholarships so they may attend any approved after-school music program in the US. Ovation currently works with over 120 music schools in 27 states, helping children receive a premiere music education experience. Ovation also creates groundbreaking educational programs which expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world at large, through music collaborations with partners like Carnegie Hall, and the Casterbridge Music Development Academy in South Africa. These musical exchange programs provide students with life-changing experiences working with mentors and students from other cultures and communities. We give families hope through music!

Music education - along with the arts in general is being underfunded and it is as important as the core subjects. Without the arts - there is nothing to balance who we are. My daughter teaches art (3rd to 12) - on a teachers salary she spent over $1500 to make sure her "kiddos" have the supplies they need. Art is passion. Wish I had more, but I've given to her class too........

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  • An Anonymous Donor threw down $3

    3 years ago

  • Terry Ahern threw down $3

    4 years ago

    Great advice "dads make sure your leaving memories that will matter" Amen!!

  • An Anonymous Donor threw down $5

    4 years ago

    Powerful father daughter story. What solid love.