It takes a community to heal a child.That was the message given by the Aubrey’s Angels Foundation at the June 22 Kentland Rotary Club meeting.
Teresa Beever, the president of Aubrey’s Angels, spoke about the inspiration behind the foundation.
“In August 2010 Aubrey Deno (les than a month after her first birthday) was diagnosed with leukemia,” said Beever. “Her journey has been life changing. Her chances of survival were at just 1 percent but she fought through it and received a life saving bone marrow/stem cell transplant. She is now cancer free. The community’s support during that was overwhelming.” Aubrey will be 6 this month.
The Beever and Deno families wanted to give back to the community that genoursly supported them during that tough time.
In May 2012 Aubrey’s Angels Foundation held its first benefit. “We wanted to do something to give back to the community and also set up something to help any other future families in need,” added Beever. “The first benefit was a huge success. Because of this community’s generosity, we have given out more than $25,000 to local families and we have collected over 2 million pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.”
Currently there are 14 members on the Aubrey’s Angels Foundation. More than 140 bowlers participated in the third annual Aubrey’s Angels Strike Out Cancer 9-pin No Tap  Bowling benefit held May 1-3 at the Morocco American Legion bowling alley.