Betsy is a daughter, wife, mother and accountant. Her own daughter was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary on the day of the tragedy and loved the visits with the Comfort Dogs that followed. The year after the tragedy her daughter began reading to Addie Comfort Dog each week at school which brought her much comfort. Betsy wished her daughter could spend more time with Addie.
So when she heard a Club Comfort was starting in town, she jumped at the chance to attend with her daughter. It was a mother-daughter club and it gave them the chance to get together and help others. A few months into the start of the club, Betsy’s sister was diagnosed with cancer. At the same time, her husband’s heart was failing, and he was put on a pump and the heart transplant list. Club Comfort became a place for her to find hope. It was filled with friends who cared and offered love and support to her as she was facing these challenges. Each month Betsy and her daughter would find others to comfort while the club was comforting them.
It's been over two years since Betsy started attending the club. She and her daughter are still active and her husband is thriving with a new heart. Unfortunately as of the writing of this, Betsy's sister's cancer has metastasized and her prognosis is dim. “I don’t know what I would have done these past two years without Club Comfort” said Betsy. “It brought me friendship, comfort and support during times when I can barely keep my head above water. It also gave my daughter an outlet for getting through these tough times and taught her how to reach out and care for those hurting. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”