Michael Franti Shows Support for the Jon-Alec Fund

Jon-Alec introduced us to Micheal Franti's music a few years ago at a concert at Red Rocks in Colorado. We were instant fans and he quickly became one of our favorite artists. We played one of his songs, Headphones, at Jon-Alec's memorial service. We recently had the opportunity to not only see Michael Franti in New London, CT, but to meet and talk with him. The whole day was a ray of sunshine in the darkness of our grief. It started with an afternoon yoga session with Micheal and a large group of fans. We were mat to mat, but it was a beautiful experience. Afterwards, he played 4 songs for the group. We were about 3 feet from him. In the evening, before the concert began, we were fortunate enough to participate in a meet and greet with him and about 20 other fans. He came out with his band, played about 4 songs (one of them brand new) and then answered questions. Finally we all lined up for photos. Brad and I chose to be last so that we could spend a few minutes telling him about Jon-Alec and the Jon-Alec Fund. He was so kind to listen. He gave us huge bear hugs, and we could feel his compassion. Then he offered to make a video with us. I added the song Headphones and some photos of Jon-Alec. We are so grateful to him for his compassion, his message of love, hope and kindness and for his music which has been a comfort to us over the last year. Please take some time to watch the video. I will post some other videos and pictures in my next blog. As the anniversary of Jon-Alec's death approaches, Brad, Eliana, Christina and I are struggling with the concept that Jon-Alec has been gone for a year. Thank you for continuing to hold us up and for your contributions to the Jon-Alec Fund. It is all we have to continue his legacy. xoxoxo Lori

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