Whether it’s writing about a personal tragedy or skiing down the slopes. Everyone has different ways of overcoming great loss.
This Sunday, two events are taking place to provide funds for Emily’s Hope: A foundation created to help those struggling with addiction to find help.
Local Author, and survivor, Delaine Shay wrote a book on her past battles with addiction.
“‘And Then We Laughed,’ its a memoir of hope and healing and it’s about a lot of my life events; some of the traumas I went through, tragedies, my grief,” Local Author Delaine Shay said.
and how she found her faith, which she says put a strong desire in her to tell her story. She then heard the story of KELOLAND’s Angela Kennecke’s daughter Emily, and got ahold of Angela not long after.
“I first heard of the tragedy, of course, and I was very touched by a mother’s deep grief because I saw my mother in deep grief and my own grief.” Shay said.
Shay will be talking about her book, and signing copies at Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 10 a.m.
For those who can’t attend the book signing this weekend, don’t you worry, because there’s still plenty of hope to be found out at Great Bear Ski Valley.
They are hosting a ski and snowboard race on Sunday a 1 p.m. to benefit and raise awareness for Emily’s Hope.
“This is a very serious issue we’re talking about here, and I think it’s important for people to know that, you know, it can be dealt with, and if you are struggling with something like this, there is hope for you, there is a chance to get out of this. So, just awareness for this cause is great,” General Manager of Great Bear Dan Grider said.
Awareness that will not only inform those on the issue, but show people there is still happiness to be found.
“I hope that they can pull away some hope, that if I could go through all these things they can too,” Shay said.
You can learn more about Emily’s Hope and these up coming evens by clicking here.