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Grieving Dad Copes With Tragedy By Offering ‘Stolen Moment’ To Another Child

Grieving Dad Stolen Moment

When L.A. reporter Larry Carroll woke up April 4 and found that his 2-year-old daughter Savannah had died overnight in her crib, he struggled to cope with overwhelming grief.

He went online and urged other parents to cherish every moment with their kids. Carroll had always tried to make the most of his time with his daughter, and he called their fun times together, at the park or sharing a dessert, for instance, “stolen moments.”

Then he came up with a way to let another family indulge their daughter’s every whim — if only for a weekend. Immediately after his daughter died (the family is still waiting for a cause), Carroll set up Savannah’s Stolen Moment Campaign, an online effort to raise $10, 000 through Fundly so that another family can give their little girl whatever outing the child chooses — no holds barred.

“All I wanted to do was show my wife there was a reason to go on, that there was joy in the world and, even in the most brutal moments, the world is still a beautiful place with amazing people, ” Carroll told TODAY.com.

The fund has garnered more than $33, 000. All donations past $10, 000 will go toward a college fund for the chosen girl.

To read more, visit: Today.com

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