New York Times best-selling author Laura Schroff says she’s excited about being the featured speaker at Thursday evening’s Light of Hope event benefiting CASA and CAPStone.
Schroff authored ‘An Invisible Thread’, the story of how a chance encounter in Manhattan with an 11-year old who was hungry led to a life-long relationship beneficial to both.
She tells us unless people open their eyes and hearts, they may never know what blessings are right in front of them. “You see people walking down the street and they’re either texting or talking on the phone, and I often wonder if everyone didn’t have a cellphone and weren’t busy texting while they’re walking or talking on the phone, would they miss these opportunities that are put in front of them but they’re not aware of them because they’re too busy with their technology,” says Schroff.
Schroff says she believes there are invisible connections among all of us, and those who attend the fundraiser will have the chance to throw lifelines to those who need support, especially children.
The Light of Hope starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Gering Civic Center, and is free to the public.
‘An Invisible Thread’ was published in 2011, and now a young reader’s edition has been produced telling the story from the perspective of the young boy, Maurice, and carries same heart but in a softer tone without some of the adult subject matter of the original.
The author will also be addressing students at Bluffs Middle School and the High School during assemblies before the Thursday night event.