My little heroes

So Kaitlyn and I were in need of wi-fi, so we decided to walk all the way to Thompson Library just to find out that it’s closed. So then we decided to walk to the Union and it closed as well…just our luck! So we are currently sitting outside utilizing campus wi-fi and getting eaten alive by the bugs, lovely. Anyways I wanted to write today so I can get into habit. To read this post you had to click a picture of two children playing on a playground. Their names are Samuel and Trinity, they have an extremely special place in my heart and I want to share that story.

Samuel just recently relapsed. Yes he has cancer, but he’s one of the strongest little boys I know. As for his sister, Trinity, she’s healthy and full of life. Samuel and his family is one of our families that we support at Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids. Samuel and Trinity have amazing and supportive parents. The entire family is just simply amazing. The thing that I love most about them is that you would never guess that their young son is ill. They always have such an amazing attitude about life. They never let anything bring them down, they are ALWAYS smiling! It is simply incredible. Samuel is so young and one of the most courageous little boys I know, it’s inspiring.

For our 6th annual fashion show this past summer I had the pleasure of being Samuel and Trinity’s team leader for the red team! They went all out with their outfits! Since it was a Masquerade fashion show Samuel got to dress up as Iron Man! They are definitely a crowd pleaser! When it came time to walk down the runway they asked, “Miss Brooke, will you walk down the runway with us?” I was a little caught off guard at first, but then felt extremely honored. I had not walked down the runway in two years since the last time I modeled so I was a little nervous at first, but by time I got to the end of the runway the kids made me feel comfortable. They were having a lot of fun just like me!

Samuel and Trinity have taught me a lot this past summer. Although they were going through a tough time, they NEVER stopped smiling. They always were having fun and their parents always made sure that every moment of their lives was joyous (minus a few minor break downs ha ha). I feel extremely blessed to have met such a great family. Moments like the ones I shared with Samuel and Trinity this past summer is truly what inspires me to continue making a difference in the lives of these kids. If I can help make their life more enjoyable, then that can only guarantee that my life will be more enjoyable as well. At the end of the day, kids like Samuel become my inspiration. These two kids are definitely some of my little heroes and I am truly blessed to have them in my life.

xoxo Miss Brooke


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