Did you ever hear a story that touched you, even if it was about someone you had never met? And you wanted to do something to support them, in some small way, because their story tugged at your heart strings and wouldn’t let go? Well I have. And that story is about a boy named Bo.
Bo, faced with such adversity, wanted to spread his belief of the importance of being kind to one another, helping each other, and to “enjoy life to its fullest”. His small town rallied with him and his family and soon his message would reach people not just in Door County, WI, but people from all over the country. I followed his story through his Facebook page and local news articles, and heard about how he asked us all to “love each other, help each other, have your neighbor’s back. If you see someone in need, even a stranger, reach out and help. This world can be a better place if we care and help each other,”. He moved many to action, encouraging them to Pay It Forward. It was inspiring to witness from such a young man.
Shortly before Bo made his transition, a few wonderful women put together a gigantic bake sale asking cookie peeps via Facebook if they would like to donate cookies to raise money for the GO BO Foundation, set up in his name. There was not a doubt in my mind that I wanted to participate, to honor his spirit and send support to his family, even if it was with a simple batch of cookies.
The response by Cookiers near and far was fantastic and I am happy to say that this year’s GO BO Bake Sale, occurring over two weekends in Door Co. next month, is even bigger than the last! There will be sweets arriving from EVERY STATE in the US as well as 8 countries. Looks like one boy’s wish to help others was fully embraced by the cookie community.
Just imagine what his message can do beyond that.