The Giving of Hearts
Wild Heart owes its beginning to a very special group of people that expanded to an outpouring of support and love encompassing two counties.
The original Wild Heart Benefit was organized by Michelle’s best friend, Mel – her cousins Wendy and Missy – a local newspaper and TV celebrity, Todd – close and dear friends Johnny and Amy, Linda, Kelly, and Denise. Later, the group included Michelle’s little sister Melanie who moved back from New York after the tragedy.
The communities of Howard and Tipton Counties in Indiana reached out to our family and especially Michelle’s two little girls not only with their hearts but their donations. The generosity of local businesses and business leaders resulted in two benefits that made all the difference in our lives. I am sure that none of the organizers or contributors will ever truly understand the depth of their generosity.
Wild Heart evolved into a full 501(c)(3) non-profit organization after the initial benefits. No one would have ever guessed the outcome of those first actions of that small group of friends and family. Wild Heart is a “tribute” in part to those individuals who loved Michelle so much to put their own lives on hold to make sure the benefits were successful. They took time away from their families to help ours and for that we will be eternally grateful.
On behalf of all of Michelle’s family and especially her two little girls, we thank all of you for your love and compassion and helping us through our darkest hours. Wild Heart is a living legacy for her two little girls and a testimony of our faith and the power of God’s Grace.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.