Behind every great man is a great woman.
A statement that could not be truer for Airdrie Angel founders Matt & Michelle Carre. It’s no secret that Matt Carre, our 2016 recipient for The Soul of Airdrie award, has a huge heart and great vision. A vision that could not have seen our project through without the heart, grace, charisma and mad organizational skills of his wife Michelle. She worked faithfully to keep our group on track and to remain focused on the task at hand.
Michelle, there are no words to thank you for what you contributed to this. You didn’t even know Shanna when this project was just a twinkle in our eyes.
A little backstory about our wee group that kicked this off – we initially started out to simply help with meals, drive the girls to and from appointments, and to raise money to both offset additional health care costs and help Shanna cover the loss of income for the amount of time she had to take off work to get the girls to these appointments. One of our group members has joked that we got ourselves into this massive undertaking (of building a house) through a combination of love and stupidity. For our group that love has been growing for Shanna over the last 20+ years. For Michelle, she simply dove in head first because she knew it was the right thing to do. She utilized her own connections and colleagues to help us reach the finish line, and simply went above and beyond what anyone expected from her. Because she knew it was the right thing to do. Michelle, we need more of you in this world.
I’m pretty sure I speak for all of us when I say that I am very thankful to have met you, to have you in my life now, and to call you a friend. I realize this project is wrapped, but unfortunately for you, you’re not getting rid of us that easily!