My heart sunk when I read the posts on social media and news outlets that a young 26-year old Huntsville, Alabama firefighter, Caleb Atnip, lost his battle to colon cancer. We are up close and personal with the efforts of these wonderful firefighters through our works with our charity
Hatching Hope of Alabama It is always difficult to comprehend that this could happen to a young HERO that puts his life at risk to save the lives of others. I then learned that his wife Savannah worked in the apartment industry at Bridgewater Apartments for SPM LLC. It absolutely broke my heart and tears rolled down my face as I read the messages from our mutual friends. It was then that I knew that our paths crossed with PURPOSE!
While traveling that day, I continued to make my meetings and carry on, but I could not shake the news and knew that there was something that we had to do to honor Caleb. On my return home that night, I immediately started watching videos and reading updates that Caleb had posted on his Facebook page Caleb’s Cancer Updates. As I listened to his words in the video, he expressed his gratitude for the many people that surrounded he and his family with love and support as he geared up to fight the fight. He was so grateful, kind, and sincere. And oh my goodness a Godly man indeed! Who couldn’t love this wonderful person! It was a powerful reminder of how that phone call, visit, text, fundraiser, random act of kindness that you can offer to someone can absolutely arm them with just what they need to carry on and fight the fight!
We are pleased to introduce you to “Caleb”, the newest Hatching Hope of Alabama Teddy Bear! He will be given in honor of Caleb Atnip to children that have been displaced by fire or other disaster throughout the Huntsville, Alabama area! We will also present a very special “Caleb” Teddy Bear to Caleb’s Mom Christina, his wife Savannah, and to his awesome friends at the Huntsville Fire & Rescue. You can show your support by adopting a “Caleb” Teddy Bear. We will post all adoptions on Caleb’s page Caleb Atnip Cancer Updates about your adoption! My heart soars to know that we can honor a HERO with LOVE for hurting families! Thank you Caleb for your service and amazing, giving spirit!
Caleb, I HOPE we do you PROUD ~ Keli