The Package Deal
When two people come together in marriage, they are joining two families together for life. Will Eaton took that idea to the next level when he proposed to his fiancé Ashley. During a family photo shoot, Will not only proposed to Ashley, but he also asked her younger sister to be his best friend for life, complete with a ring of her own.
Ashley’s sister Hannah has Down syndrome as well as diabetes, which means Ashley will be caring for her for life. With this in mind, Will and Ashley plan to share their wedding day with Hannah by including her as their “Best Sister”. Will is also planning some special vows, and will also have a first dance with Hannah.
15-year-old With Autism Brings Color to St Jude’s
After a year of gathering supplies, an autistic 15-year-old Carter Crockett is showing a level of compassion rarely seen. His plan was inspired by a restaurant that was fundraising for St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He felt that he too could be a help to the kids who were there battling cancer.
He set out to get as many coloring supplies as he could gather, and with the help of his community and friends, he was able to collect 15,000 crayons and 1,500 coloring books. Carter, along with his mother and family friends, drove the supplies from the Philadelphia area to Memphis, and arrived to cheers from the hospital staff.