Walking in memory of Dad

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Sometimes saying 'thank you' means putting on your shoes and walking for two hours. That's how it is for eight-year-old twin siblings, Sara and Tyler Kroll.

This Sunday, the two Waterdown children will join many others in the second annual Rotary Community Service Walk in support of the Carpenter Hospice. It's their way of showing their gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Burlington facility for providing care and comfort to their Dad during his final days. Eric Kroll died in January after succumbing to a brain tumour. The Burlington resident was just 43 years old.

"Sara and Tyler spent a lot of time in the hospice while their Dad was there," their Mom, Tina, said. "They talked about how they could thank everyone for the care given to their Dad" from last November to January of this year, the Waterdown mother of three added.

The children wanted to do volunteer work at the hospice, but they're too young for that. So, someone suggested they might want to take part in this weekend's fund-raising walkathon. There has been no looking back for the twins since then. They've enthusiastically accepted the invitation and have raised a whopping $1,600 in pledges--and that's without going door-to-door to neighbouring houses for donations.

Sara and Tyler simply sent out an e-mail to family and friends. "The response has been tremendous," their Mom said. Before the walkathon takes place at the Burlington Mall on Sunday morning, she expects their pledge total will grow to about $1,700.

It's the first time the children have been involved in a walkathon and they're very excited. "They wanted to do this on their own," their Mom said, obviously pleased with their initiative. She plans to watch from the sidelines as they walk around the mall from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

While the children say they haven't been practicing for the walkathon, they are quick to point out that they walk to Mary Hopkins School every weekday so they think they're up for the challenge.

Carpenter Hospice opened its doors in May, 2002, to provide individuals who are dying with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting. Round-the-clock professional nursing care, personal support, companionship, bereavement and spiritual support are also provided.

Walking in memory of Dad

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Sometimes saying 'thank you' means putting on your shoes and walking for two hours. That's how it is for eight-year-old twin siblings, Sara and Tyler Kroll.

This Sunday, the two Waterdown children will join many others in the second annual Rotary Community Service Walk in support of the Carpenter Hospice. It's their way of showing their gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Burlington facility for providing care and comfort to their Dad during his final days. Eric Kroll died in January after succumbing to a brain tumour. The Burlington resident was just 43 years old.

"Sara and Tyler spent a lot of time in the hospice while their Dad was there," their Mom, Tina, said. "They talked about how they could thank everyone for the care given to their Dad" from last November to January of this year, the Waterdown mother of three added.

The children wanted to do volunteer work at the hospice, but they're too young for that. So, someone suggested they might want to take part in this weekend's fund-raising walkathon. There has been no looking back for the twins since then. They've enthusiastically accepted the invitation and have raised a whopping $1,600 in pledges--and that's without going door-to-door to neighbouring houses for donations.

Sara and Tyler simply sent out an e-mail to family and friends. "The response has been tremendous," their Mom said. Before the walkathon takes place at the Burlington Mall on Sunday morning, she expects their pledge total will grow to about $1,700.

It's the first time the children have been involved in a walkathon and they're very excited. "They wanted to do this on their own," their Mom said, obviously pleased with their initiative. She plans to watch from the sidelines as they walk around the mall from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

While the children say they haven't been practicing for the walkathon, they are quick to point out that they walk to Mary Hopkins School every weekday so they think they're up for the challenge.

Carpenter Hospice opened its doors in May, 2002, to provide individuals who are dying with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting. Round-the-clock professional nursing care, personal support, companionship, bereavement and spiritual support are also provided.

Walking in memory of Dad

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Sometimes saying 'thank you' means putting on your shoes and walking for two hours. That's how it is for eight-year-old twin siblings, Sara and Tyler Kroll.

This Sunday, the two Waterdown children will join many others in the second annual Rotary Community Service Walk in support of the Carpenter Hospice. It's their way of showing their gratitude to the staff and volunteers of the Burlington facility for providing care and comfort to their Dad during his final days. Eric Kroll died in January after succumbing to a brain tumour. The Burlington resident was just 43 years old.

"Sara and Tyler spent a lot of time in the hospice while their Dad was there," their Mom, Tina, said. "They talked about how they could thank everyone for the care given to their Dad" from last November to January of this year, the Waterdown mother of three added.

The children wanted to do volunteer work at the hospice, but they're too young for that. So, someone suggested they might want to take part in this weekend's fund-raising walkathon. There has been no looking back for the twins since then. They've enthusiastically accepted the invitation and have raised a whopping $1,600 in pledges--and that's without going door-to-door to neighbouring houses for donations.

Sara and Tyler simply sent out an e-mail to family and friends. "The response has been tremendous," their Mom said. Before the walkathon takes place at the Burlington Mall on Sunday morning, she expects their pledge total will grow to about $1,700.

It's the first time the children have been involved in a walkathon and they're very excited. "They wanted to do this on their own," their Mom said, obviously pleased with their initiative. She plans to watch from the sidelines as they walk around the mall from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

While the children say they haven't been practicing for the walkathon, they are quick to point out that they walk to Mary Hopkins School every weekday so they think they're up for the challenge.

Carpenter Hospice opened its doors in May, 2002, to provide individuals who are dying with high quality palliative care in a home-like setting. Round-the-clock professional nursing care, personal support, companionship, bereavement and spiritual support are also provided.