Hope: an optimistic attitude of mind based on expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Revive: restoring to life or consciousness.
On November 26, 2011, two days after Kathy Scharbarth was reported missing, family and friends lost all hope when they received the news that "Kathy was no longer with us". It was a time when for many, all hope was lost, there was no light at the end of the tunnel, and the question of where to go from here plagued so many people's thoughts.
The answer to that question was eventually found when we asked, "what would Kathy do?"
Kathy was kind, gentle, loving and life changing. Through her kindness, generosity and willingness to lend a hand to those in need, she would restore faith and hope when one might feel there was none. Kathy would make a difference.
On Friday, October 3, 2014 nearly three years after Kathy was murdered, Kathy's Legacy Foundation hosted "Reviving Hope", hoping to do just that, Revive Hope in the lives of the surviving children of domestic violence homicide.
Madison, who was only 13 years old when her life was forever changed spoke publicly at the event and shared what a profound impact the love and support she received from so many during such a difficult time had on her life.
Kathy's Legacy will continue our efforts to build a program that offers the support and stability that this underserved population needs and deserves during such a difficult time. We will work to make a difference in these children's lives as Kathy did in the lives of all those she touched.
We would like to thank the vendors who donated their time and services, the San Diego Yacht Club for their support in coordinating and hosting the event and every one of you who supported, attended and helped make our event a huge success, inching us one step closer to making a difference.