Christmas Cards for Brody Allen

Christmas Cards for Brody Allen

Trent Walker ’20, along with many other people in the Cincinnati area were presented with some sad news this week. Brody, a two-year old boy in Colerain Township has an inoperable brain tumor and will more than likely not make it to Christmas this year. Trent was so overwhelmed and heartbroken that he felt the Spartan Army should help spread some Christmas cheer even when it is 90+ degrees outside.Trent and the Spartan Army created over 209 cards that Trent will deliver personally to Brody's family. Trent wanted to do something that would be heartfelt and believed getting his classmates and school involved may bring a smile to Brody’s face.

Fr. Roger Lopez of our Community Outreach Department says, “Saint Francis of Assisi loved the beauty of Christmas. Beyond gifts and carols, Francis was awestruck that God loves us so much that He became a human to be with creation. Not distant, but side-by-side. In the person of Jesus, God walked with us, laughed with us, cried with us, ate with us. That is the incarnation. In these Christmas card the Spartans created, we witness our Franciscan value of "Incarnation" or sometimes called "human." Through those simple marked cards, we are side-by-side with Brody Allen, laughing with Brody, dreaming with Brody, crying with Brody, hoping with Brody. In our simple act of love, the true meaning of the Incarnation of Christmas is revealed.” Great work Trent and the RB family, we hope Brody will feel the love from the RB students.