After being diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2015, Meredith Furr - a brave ten year old girl from Stuarts Draft - spent months at UVA in the hospital. By the time Christmas rolled around, her one wish was to finally be able to come home. News traveled quickly around our small community when people found out that Meredith's wish would be granted; she was going to be released from the hospital in time to come home on Christmas Eve!
As travel plans were being made for the Furr family's trek over the mountain from Charlottesville to Stuarts Draft, friends and family were organizing a welcoming committee to make the trip home even more special. From the Waynesboro exit off of I-64, all the way along the path to the Furrs' home, groups of people brimming with excitement were set up along the side of the road, ready to cheer, wave, and hold up their welcome-home signs as Meredith drove by. Not only was there an enormous amount of support from the entire community, but there was also an entourage of police, fire, and rescue vehicles to surround the family's cars as they drove down the parade-like route.
I tried to get some pictures and video of all of the people out to support the Furr family that day, and I was overwhelmed with just how big that group was! I didn't make it to all the stops, but I tried to convey the depth of support that was shown from our community that day.
Since then, Meredith has been able to stay at home for the most, and she has been getting stronger! Please pray for the Furr family as they continue down this long road to recovery. If you are interested in helping them in any way, let me know, and I'll be happy to get you in contact with the family. Thank you to the people of this community for being so kind to others!