Before they came to the Snowball Express event last December, the teenage son of a fallen soldier had never talked with his mother about the death of his father eight months earlier. On the first night, after a full day of fun in Dallas, the mother found her son talking with another teenager, opening up for the first time about his father.
That was the breakthrough she had hoped for. When they returned home on one of the American Airlines charters, her son asked her to discuss his feelings of loss. “Without Snowball Express, that conversation may never have happened,” the mother said when she called to thank Buck Kerns, executive director of Snowball Express.
This month, thanks to the generosity of many Texans, Snowball Express will bring 700 families, almost 2,000 family members, of fallen soldiers to Dallas for the ninth annual event, designed to nurture family connections and encourage children and parents to talk about their loss. snowballexpress.org
This month, we are pleased to shine the light on many of the servant leaders making our community better and stronger. And we do this not just also to thank them, but to inspire others to roll up their sleeves and help in some way. To learn more about #LiveToGiveThisHoliday, click here.
President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.