Jonathan A. Camuy
At dinner tonight, we talked about sacrifice. What it means to give something up for another person. We agreed that sacrifices can be big or small, but they are almost always done for love.
There were many heroes that terrible night at Pulse. Among them was Jonathan A. Camuy, a television producer for Telemundo. Jonathan died trying to protect the friends he loved ... the ultimate sacrifice.
To honor him, we convinced our Trick-or-Treaters to make a small sacrifice - giving up some of their Halloween candy to make a care package for Operation Shoebox. Founded by a Central Florida military mom, the group coordinates care packages and greetings for members of the military.
At first the kids consented to give up some candy they didn't like much. But with some persuading and discussion about real sacrifices, they offered up some favorites like Reese's, Snickers, Skittles and even a full-sized Twix. That's love, folks!
They also wrote letters expressing their gratitude and Molly drew a flag to decorate the inside of the box. Proud of these kids for their small sacrifice ... and in awe of those who sacrifice so much.