The relationships that make lasting impacts our lives often begin as chance encounters with special individuals. For many people, meeting Maryah Tift was just that – a lucky run in with a person who gave every life she touched just a little more meaning. A little more direction. A little more light. I often laugh to myself when asked who my mentors are in life and I have to say, out loud, that my greatest mentor is a 16 year old girl who taught me one of life’s most important lessons.
As I mentioned before, important relationships often begin by chance – mine and Maryah’s was no different. Maryah was a student at the school my mom worked at, IHM-Saint Luke’s. She talked to me about Maryah – an inspiring young girl who had been fighting valiantly against cancer since she was in fourth grade. One day, I called my mom at work and she happened to be sitting with Maryah. My mom answered the phone whooping and celebrating, “She got in!” I had happened to call at the exact moment Maryah found out she would be attending Cretin-Derham Hall the next year. At the time, I was in a freshman/sophomore mentoring program at CDH so I had my mom give her my cell phone number. Just like that, I met one of the most important people in my life, through a happenstance, after school phone call to my mom.
Join Crescent Cove as a volunteer in support of children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy, and their families, and enjoy a day on the links at the same time!
Crescent Cove Founder, Katie Lindenfelser, was featured on KTIS and Faith Radio on June 18th and 19th, 2016. If you would like to hear the complete interview, please click here.
Crescent Cove was featured in an article in the Star Tribune on 12/5/15. If you would like to read the article on their website click here.
Thank you for helping children live as fully as possible to the last moment of life, and ensure families are supported during this very difficult and challenging time.
The mission of Crescent Cove, formerly Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota, is to offer care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and their families. We intend to fulfill this dream by creating one of only a handful of children’s residential hospice and respite care homes in the United States.