INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 21, 2015)– Starting in January, FOX59 and Community Health Network will introduce you to a hero in our community each month. They are someone you, our viewers, nominate. The community heroes are extraordinary Hoosiers who inspire us, challenge us to do more, uplift us, and encourage us to never give up hope in the human spirit.
They are people you nominate who are going above and beyond to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in our community.
January’s community hero of the month is the BEElieve foundation, started by Grant and Lynsey Romine in honor of their daughter Henley, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at 18 months old and bravely fought for 3 years. This is her family’s way of honoring Henley’s life and keeping her fun loving spirit very much alive.
The Romines say, “Whenever she was feeling well, we would try to get away and make memories.” Now, the BEElieve foundation sends sick children and their families on day trips around Indianapolis, giving them a break from hospitals and treatments so they can enjoy a day as a family making lasting memories!
The foundation presented it’s first “buzz around Indy” trip to 4-year-old Deshay Day and her family on the first anniversary of Henley’s death.
“Through our foundation we were able to send them on a trip to enjoy a day at the zoo, enjoy a paddle ride on the canal and also go to their favorite pizza place,” said Grant Romine.
Every special moment was photographed and Lynsey presents each family with a personalized album capturing the entire day.
“We needed that, she needed that to get out and enjoy life as a kid,” said Shannon Day, Deshay’s mom.
We are happy to report that Deshay is now cancer-free and recovering well.
— Fanchon StingerTV (@FanchonStinger) January 21, 2015