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Legacies: How to Remember Henry

Katie’s blog (mamapundit.com) has repaired its bandwidth issues and is back online if you didn’t already know. She has posted information about Henry’s services there.

Also, there are now at least two ways you can help show your support for Henry’s family in the aftermath of these events.

Katie’s co-workers (of which I am proud to be one) have set-up a fund to help the family as it begins to face the financial realities of Henry’s hospitalization. Insurance will certainly go a long way here, but it should be expected that it won’t cover everything. Plus, there are all sorts of events you don’t budget for– such as the funeral of your son. I’ve posted information about the fund for Katie’s family in an earlier post.

That fund is intended to help the family with immediate needs in the wake of Henry’s tragic death. If you also wish to contribute to a lasting legacy for Henry, Katie and her family have set up a beautiful idea.

As described on her blog:

Our family is starting what we hope will become a permanent, endowed fund that will provide scholarships for families who cannot afford to pay for needed drug and alcohol treatment programs for their children. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you remember our boy and his struggles by considering a donation to:

The Henry Louis Granju Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Administrator: James Anderson
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
2000 Meridian Blvd.
Suite 290
Franklin, TN 37067

I, for one, think is an beautiful and elegant way to memorialize Henry. In their grief, Henry’s family is still clear-headed enough to know their story– however painful– is not a new one. It is their hope that this scholarship will remove the barriers of finance from a deserving family facing a struggle that is all too familiar to Henry’s loved ones.

I’ll be giving to both. I hope you’ll join me.

About Shane Rhyne

I am development director for East Tennessee PBS with additional non-profit experience as a public relations director for a cultural organization serving 35 counties in East Tennessee. I also have experience as a digital strategies manager for a top 100 full-service public relations firm, a radio station news director and station manager, and as a magazine writer/editor. I speak publicly and blog about a variety of topics related to digital and social media and am a frequent media interview subject matter expert on these topics. Connect with me on Google+

About Shane

I am development director for East Tennessee PBS with additional non-profit experience as a public relations director for a cultural organization serving 35 counties in East Tennessee. I also have experience as a digital strategies manager for a top 100 full-service public relations firm, a radio station news director and station manager, and as a magazine writer/editor. I speak publicly and blog about a variety of topics related to digital and social media and am a frequent media interview subject matter expert on these topics. Connect with me on Google+
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