In September, we celebrate Labor Day honoring all hardworking Americans, including YOU! Whether your ‘work’ is learning or teaching, thinking or doing, paid or unpaid, at home or on-the-road, just-for-now or your life-long calling, we all make a difference.
The hardest, most thankless, and typically most important work is often referred to as a ‘labor of love’ and the Bounce community is one big overwhelming demonstration of that concept.
Our amazing Board of Directors, Trustees, Emerging Leaders, staff, volunteers, and partners give from the heart their time, talent, treasure. Their passion and energy for Bounce, often ‘after hours’ is definitely worth celebrating!
They join me in honoring Bounce Parents who tirelessly care and advocate for, their chronically ill children. What could be harder than seeing your child in pain, in and out of the hospital, and struggling to feel ‘normal’ because of illness or injury? Despite enormous challenges, Bounce Parents rarely complain or wallow. They dig deep. They rearrange priorities. They learn new skills. They work
And they never give up! Years of learning their journeys and witnessing their ‘labor of love’ has convinced me, no one works harder than the parent of a sick child.
Please join me in saluting these selfless, resilient, and compassionate individuals. They truly exemplify the American spirit and the meaning of Labor Day. I thank each of them for allowing us to share in their journey and am honored they trust Bounce to provide respite.
With admiration -
Joan M. Steltmann
Chief Executive Officer