In loving memory of Bethany Nicole Hornsby
My only child and daughter in 2014 at the age of 27 was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the late stages. My daughter Bethany, was also a new mother, and took her last breath 4 days later in my arms.
For the past 6 years, I have been trying to find a way to commemorate her forever in a center or in a place that helps people with the illness that took her life.
I am the captain of the Montreal chapter of a nonprofit beard fraternity called the Bearded Villains, our mission is : “To unite Bearded Men of all cultures, races, creed and sexuality in a Brotherhood devoted to Loyalty, Honor and Respect toward all peoples, dedicated to the betterment of mankind through fraternity Charity and Kindness.
Unbeknownst to me, out of nowhere, a group of my fellow brothers and their wives/significant others got together in a very sneaky way and raised over $2,400 to use for a donation in honor of my beautiful daughter, Bethany.
This loss has been obviously life changing for me, and not a day goes by I don’t shed a tear for her.
To have my fellow charity organization brothers and sisters worldwide that have never even met me, to do a generous gesture like this for me is beyond words.
Thank you to my Bearded Brothers and wives across the globe for raising funds in honour of my beautiful Bethany and the entire blood cancer community.
My thoughts and wishes go out to all families who have lost a loved one to blood cancer and I send strength to all of our warriors fighting their battle.
We are all looking forward to participating in our 1st Light the Night walk.