Nancy Brown is the mother of six and the grandmother of 15.   She recently celebrated her 75th birthday and in true Nancy style, the only gift she wanted was for her family to contribute to the annual Casa Franciscana shoe campaign.  The campaign is to help children in Guaymas have shoes to attend school and even to walk on the rubble filled roads where many live.

After raising her own children, she knows how quickly they outgrow and outwear shoes!!  She also knows that when it comes to a choice of food or shoes for families, there is no choice.  Children served by the Casa Franciscan Mission often share shoes to take turns going to school.  Nancy is passionate about this campaign as a way of promoting education – the road out of poverty.

The Brown family donated 76 pairs of shoes, one for each of Nancy’s 75 blessed years and an extra pair for luck.  The family also created a memory book for her and her grandson wrote:  “I strive to be better and I look to you (Nancy) as a role model for being kind, caring, loving, and many more things.” 

Let us all try to be role models with the people that we interact, especially the children.  Honor a loved one with a donation to the shoe campaign. 

May the good Lord continue to bless the Brown family and this remarkable woman.  Also, thank you to all who contributed to the annual shoe campaign.

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