We met Katie and her 13 year old brother Tyler in November 2014 when their mom enrolled them in the Tradition Program.
Katie spoke excitedly about going to Atlanta Braves games with her dad, telling us that they would usually sit “way up high” and dad would cheer VERY loud. (One time, he cheered so loud that the whole stadium got quiet!). Katie also told us about one of her favorite “Braves” memories – speaking in front of the Atlanta Regional Commission. Doug Evans from Fox Atlanta did this story: “Girl, 8, pleads for Braves to stay in downtown Atlanta” It is incredibly special to see Katie and her dad talking about their daddy-daughter tradition.
Family Lives On will fulfill Katie’s first Atlanta Braves Tradition this spring on May 24th. And we will do this every year until Katie (and Tyler) turn 18.
Family Lives On supports the lifelong emotional wellbeing of children and teens whose mother or father has died. Available anywhere in the United States, Family Lives On serves all children & teens ages 3-18, regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status or cause of parent’s death.
The Tradition Program is grounded in research and a number of clinically identified needs in bereaved children. Traditions provide a more natural context for communication and connection, and help children to maintain a healthy emotional bond. Here’s how it works.
If you know a family whose mother or father has died, please encourage them to enroll here.
Family Lives On Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Tradition Program is entirely funded through charitable donations. If you would like to help support the grieving children and families we serve, please donate here.
To learn more about the Tradition Program, please use this link.