My name is April Chang and I received this coin in honor of my 3-year-old son, Mitchell Chang, who drowned at his swim school, Love to Swim School. We started The Mitchell Chang Foundation to continue his good story through building an inclusive playground for San Antonio and incuraging kind acts to others, no matter the size. One good deed, no matter how large, is just that, one good deed but by encouraging many small acts of kindness they multiply together for a huge impact. We can overwhelm the world with our kind acts!
I have held on to this coin for over a year because I didn't want to let it go. Someone gave it to us because they thought of Mitchell and that has made this coin so very special. Even though I want to keep it, I know it will continue my babies story much better by going out in the world spreading goodness. So today I will release it. A local teen has worked very hard to raise money for nonprofits during the pandemic and I feel that this butterfly going should now go to her.
I decided to send this butterfly coin to the Mitchell Chang Foundation. Mitchell, age 3, lost his life last year. He drowned at a swim school. His story has touched me because I am a swim instructor and a huge advocate of water safety. The family started the Mitchell Chang Foundation to 1)raise funds for playgrounds around the city and 2)to encourage others to be the good story from their acts of kindness. And after reading about the butterfly coin it is also encouraging people to be kind and help others. I hope Mr and Mrs Chang passes this butterfly to other families doing good for their communities in memory of a lost one. I chose to call this butterfly the Mitchell Chang butterfly and hope it travels the world raising awareness to water safety which includes swim lessons as well as adequate supervision for children in and around water. I look forward to watching Mitchell Chang butterfly to bring smiles to others around the World.
My sister gave me a butterfly and I loved the idea of passing it on and I bought five more coins. I hope they travel the World.
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