If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I am freelancing for Glancer Magazine. One of the great things about this gig is that I get to meet so many amazing people. Shelly Legere is one of those people. We spent a lot of time together and I got to learn so much about her story.
I am not the greatest writer so please read the article in the August Issue of Glancer Magazine, written by Kristen Kucharski, to learn about the foundation and how much Annie was loved by her community. I will say though that Shelly is an incredibly strong woman. The article is called Hero Mom to Know; and I couldn’t agree more with that title. August 26th will mark the tragic night, one year ago, that Shelly lost her daughter, Annie, to an unknown allergy reaction. She has since made it her mission to prevent this from happening to anybody else. To find out how, visit her web page, http://amazingannie.org.
During my visit, we sat in her bedroom where she showed me a number of items that people made tribute to Annie like a blanket her friends made along with a book that was put together by another friend. She told me about a bench that was placed in her honor along with a couple of trees that were planted in various locations in her community. We decided to document them in photographs.
When I was with Shelly, she said to me, “I don’t think I’m a Hero Mom. Not at all.” Well, I disagree. I believe her actions will save lives and I know her Annie would be super proud of her.
I hope you visit her page and help support her cause.