Love and Condolences To
The Schofield Family
The following article was taken from a news link on the web… I believe it was written by
Forgive me for not internet savvy, I don’t have facebook or the like so I couldn’t share it there or tweet or anything else. But I wanted to share some love for the young lady known as Becca! Here is the address where I read the article. Below you will find a portion of the article.
Becca Schofield, the Riverview, N.B., teen whose campaign to spread kindness became a global movement, has died at the age of 18.
Her family confirmed that Schofield died Saturday night after a battle with brain cancer.
She became internationally known after she asked people on social media to do something kind for someone else. That request sparked the #BeccaToldMeTo campaign.
She inspired the movement after finding out her disease was terminal in December 2016.
In an interview last February, Schofield told CBC she had received responses to her campaign from as far away as Spain, Japan and Australia.
The movement even attracted the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took note of Becca’s kindness in a message on Twitter.
In a statement posted to her Facebook page, her father, Darren, said she passed away at the Moncton Hospital with family by her side.
He thanked those who participated in her campaign for giving her “strength and courage throughout her journey.”
“You gave her the profound blessing of knowing in her too short life that she had made a difference,” he wrote.
“You gave her hope that all the good and the bad of the past three years had a meaning, even at times when that was hard to see. Our whole family has been lifted by your love, and we will continue to feel you holding us up in the hard journey ahead.”
While the campaign may have propelled Becca to international fame, Darren Schofield said she never intended #BeccaToldMeTo to be about her.
“Her legacy is not all the good that came our way. It is the thousands of acts of kindness that grew exponentially outward from our home in Riverview, spreading across North America and beyond,” he wrote.
“We pray #Beccatoldmeto will live on. Keep her dream alive, and our beloved Becca will live forever. Be kind.”
My intentions this evening was to come and share some words about love which we so desperately today… before doing so I thought I would glance at what was going on in the news. I came across this story about Becca.
I don’t believe in coincidences. I’m thankful I came across the story. So in closing my prayers are for the Schofield family. I pray for comfort and peace in these upcoming days, months, and even years to come. Let’s all do our part to keep #Beccatoldmeto living on.
- This nation needs love, and it needs to heal.
- We can have different opinions and not be disagreeable or hurtful.
- We can align with different political parties and still respect the office and position of President.
- We can be housed in different shades of skin color and not hate one another simple because of those differing skin colors…