Today, I received a note from the family of Carmen Marie Schentrup thanking The Tacy Foundation for the music CD, which I have quoted part of above. Mrs. Schentrup's note has touched me deeply and I wanted to share her thanks with you as well as the response I sent her because each of you plays an important role in making these efforts to "inspire hope, note by note" possible.
From all our hearts, we send you and your family our support for courage and strength. What a beautiful child and teen!
In memory of Carmen Marie Schentrup, all of the Tacy Foundation youth and their parents will be most honored to know that the music and its message of hope has traveled through the wall of silence and sadness that has descended on your family and touched you. Thank you so much for writing and sharing your daughter's name and pictures.
We will remember her and all of your family with deepest love. When you hear the music, remember that you are not alone. We are with you, shoulder to shoulder, heart to heart, and soul to soul.
Thank you for doing this work with me. Thank you for supporting the children and teen volunteers who are learning that not only can they make a difference in the world, but it is absolutely vital that they do so.
Charlotte Tacy Holliday
Founder and Artistic Director