Julia & Dave Sabados gave me this coin for volunteering at the annual Day of Kindness event in Berthoud, CO. This was the ninth year of the event, nine years since Alex Sabados, their son, passed away from pediatric brain cancer just after his 14th birthday.

Alex was a Boy Scout with my sons and I got to know him a little at different Scouting events. Alex was perpetually cheerful, kind, and active—always ready for the next thing! Watching him suffer and die of cancer, watching Julia’s, Dave’s and their daughter Mia’s journey in grief has been both heartbreaking and inspiring. Their creation of A Day of Kindness has created good in world, out of terrible loss and tragedy. I look forward to passing this butterfly coin on to someone who needs help, while remembering Alex.

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