Meet Keri Morrison of Live Like Jake Foundation
Today we’d like to introduce you to Keri Morrison.
Keri, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I lost my son Jake in a drowning accident on November 30, 2013. He was six weeks away from his 3rd birthday. At the time of his passing, his baby sister was three months old and I made the decision right away when she was old enough that she was going to take survival swim lessons. When she (Julia) was eight months old, we enrolled her in Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) lessons and we were so impressed with the program that we decided to start a nonprofit, so we could help families that couldn’t afford the lessons still have the opportunity to participate.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it has not been a smooth road. Losing a child is like no pain, you will ever experience in your life. Your heart is shattered into a million pieces and you really don’t even know how you are going to make it to the next day but somehow, I did and little by little, my heart has healed over the past five years.