This family found hope in tragedy.
Na quinta feira, Pais magazine named the Barrón Family of Edmond, Oklahoma, America’s Kindest Family of 2021 after a nationwide search with more than 500 contest entries. The panel of judges included Kristen Bell, Benjamin Hart, Angela C. Santomero, Julia Edelstein, Grace Bastidas and 3ª hora de hoje co-hosts Dylan Dreyer, Sheinelle Jones, Craig Melvin and Al Roker.
In addition to being featured on the cover of Pais‘ November issue, the Barrón Family was awarded $10,000 a partir de Pais, plus Tyson Brand, is donating $15,000-worth of food to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a local charity chosen by the Barrón family. The three finalist families were each awarded $1,000.
Lucas, 39, and Holly Barrón, 38, share Reid, 7, Holden, 5, and Conley, 2, plus son Keaton, who died in May 2018 no 8 years old after a battle with leukemia.
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Em janeiro 2018, Keaton helped start the K Club with the mission statement “to be kind to others, be courageous, compassionate and caring.” The family continues the K Club’s efforts, helping children with cancer and their families.
Says Holly, “It’s an honor to provide a tiny bit of hope or peace in the most unimaginable time in a family’s life. We feel for every parent who may lose a child and will do anything and everything we can to be there for them.”
“I think Keaton would be pleased with it all, but I don’t think he’d be like, 'Uau, this is unbelievable!’ I think he’d just say, 'Sim, this is what I’d planned. Good job,’ ” the mom adds.
The other finalists include: the Phaire family of Danbury, Connecticut; the Corner House Family of Durham, Carolina do Norte; and the Moss family of Waddell, Arizona.