Although I didn’t have the opportunity to meet my beautiful, special great grandson, Will, not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. Questions daily— how could this happen? Why? Gone way too soon! Thoughts daily enter my mind. Our family has been so blessed till Will. It seems this is what happens to others, not us! One thing I know for sure—-he was appropriately named. He had so much will power to beat the odds against him. So many times I feared the phone call would come, & so many times he seemed to pull through when there seemed no hope. Throughout all of this, my granddaughter showed such courage, composure, strength & unconditional faith. Taylor & Courtney are amazing parents. They’ve gone through something that no parent should have to experience, & they never had doubt with their faith & God’s plan for Will. I’ve put myself in their shoes many times with thoughts of how I would handle losing a child. I know for a fact, they are remarkably strong. They make me want to be a better person. I know deep down I couldn’t walk in their shoes, & do what they’ve done during this extremely difficult time. Will will live on in all of us. His foundation will continue to help so many children. For 96 days, Will impacted lives all around him & he will continue to do so in all of us. Grammie misses you sweet baby Will, always…
Ricki Penna, Will’s Great Grandmother
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These are the stories of how Will's one life has impacted many. We hope as you read these testimonies you will be encouraged and inspired to use your life to impact those around you as well!