North Texas Mom Turns Sorrow Into Something Positive For Community

North Texas Mom Turns Sorrow Into Something Positive For Community


WHY AN ARMY OF PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW HOW MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN I GO DOWN THE HALL, I TOUCH HIS FACE WHEN I WALK BY. REPORTER: FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, HER SON BRIAN’S SMILE LIT UP MOM DEBBY’S LIFE. THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE REMEMBER, IS BRIAN’S SMILE. REPORTER: HE WAS MISSING A PART OF HIS BRAIN. DOCTORS DID NOT EXPECT HIM TO LIVE PART OF HIS TOONS. HE WAS NEVER TO WALK, HOLD HIS HEAD UP, BE HIMSELF, ANYTHING, BUT HE DID ALL THOSE THINGS. HE DEFIED ALL ODDS. THE LIGHT WAS DIPPED THIS PAST SUMMER. WHEN THAT IS GONE, YOU’RE EMPTY. REPORTER: VON DECIDED TO OPEN A DOOR IN HIS HONOR. SINCE THANKSGIVING, SHE’LL BEEN FILLING BRIAN’S PANTRY WITH LOVE. IT LIVES IN THE LOBBY OF DENTON’S CENTRAL FIRINGS WHERE HER HUSBAND SERVED AS A FIREFIGHTER. I WANTED THERE TO BE A PLACE WHERE A PERSON COULD GO TO GET WHATEVER THEY NEED AT ANY TIME THEY NEED IT. REPORTER: THERE’S A BRIAN’S PANTRY AT A FIRINGS IN CRUMB AND PILOT POINT, ALL 24/7. BRIAN LOVED PEOPLE, BUT HE ESPECIALLY LOVED CHILDREN, AND HE WOULD BE HONORED. REPORTER: THE COMMUNITY HAS RESPONDED BY KEEPING THESE SHELVES FULL. OVER CHRISTMAS INSTEAD OF EXCHANGING GIFTS, ONE FAMILY PULLED THEIR MONEY TOGETHER, DONATING $$11,500 TO THE MISSION. MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH BRIAN’S PANTRY. REPORTER: CBS 11 NEWS THANK YOU, GILMA. JUST THIS MONTH, TWO MORE PANTRIES ARE GOING TO OPEN IN OUR AREA, THE ONE IN PLAY

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