Our lives were forever changed the day we lost Corey. He was an amazing man who loved the Lord and his family with all that he was. The pain of losing him is like no other. Our only comfort comes from knowing we will see him again someday.

I have moved the slideshow played at Corey's service to it's own post page above, titled "Corey's Memorial Service - August 10, 2010"

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Play ball!

     I've been meaning to get on here and let you all know about a special softball tournament that is coming up later this month. A friend of mine lost her baby girl, Rose Jacqueline Alix, to anencephaly in June of 2009. Despite being encouraged by doctors to terminate the pregnancy, she carried and delivered Rose who was born into Heaven on June 23, 2009. Anne, her mother is an amazing lady. Anne and her husband Chris established the RJA Memorial Fund following Rose's death. You can read more about Rose's life and her memorial fund by visiting the following web site:  http://www.wix.com/rosejalix/rja_fund#! Anne and Chris hold an annual softball tournament on the weekend closest to Rose's birthday as a way to honor her life and to raise money to help others through Rose's fund.
     Anne contacted me a couple of months back and told me that as part of the tournament they have T-shirts made for the event, and she asked if I would be interested in coming up with a design for the sleeve of the shirt in memory of Corey. All proceeds from the T-shirt sales will go towards the Abi and Ali fund set up through our church (Grace Community).  I felt so honored that she thought to do this and touched that she would want to help us remember Corey in this way. Corey loved playing softball through the Seacoast Softball League and had played the past 3 seasons. I know he would be pleased to be a part of Rose's softball tournament!
     My initial idea for the logo was to have Abigail draw a picture of her and Ali with their daddy. Here's what she came up with:
Unfortunately, the print shop informed us that Abigail's drawing would not show up clearly on the sleeve because of the small size once printed.

So next I came up with this one:

Corey's softball jersey number was 1 :)  The quality of the scan (pictured above) wasn't great so it's kind of dull looking but the one that went to print was darker and clearer.  Anyhow, this one isn't as "cute" as Abigail's but hopefully will look nice once printed on the T-shirt sleeves.

If you'd like to support our efforts to remember these two very special people, buy a T-shirt and come play ball (or just come cheer the teams on)! And again, check out Rose's story...http://www.wix.com/rosejalix/rja_fund#!

If you would like to order a T-shirt, they are $15 a piece. Please email me at: corjilly@gmail.com and let me know what size you would like and what color (men's sizes are in grey, women's sizes are in blue).

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