Cricket Fund honors “beautiful spirit” with a “beautiful cause"

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10:42 AM.

Heart on the Emerald Coast and Sacred Heart on the Gulf,” MaryAnn said. “They stood by and fought with us even before there was any insurance. Dr. Hayes accepted her even before her insurance was in the works.

“He is nothing short of a saint. She was in the ICU at Sacred Heart in Destin on her birthday on Nov. 24, 2012, and the staff threw her a huge birthday bash. There were 20 or 30 people; she had a cake and balloons.”

On the afternoon of her birthday, Cricket was transferred to Panama City for radiation treatment. “She went to Heaven that following Tuesday at 5:36 a.m.,” recalled MaryAnn. “She touched so many. We are very honored that Anna Hicks brainstormed and created The Cricket Fund.

“I love that people in this community cared enough to honor her in that way, and to know that it’s going to help someone else. It is an amazing fund that will help so many in the future, and that’s all she ever wanted to do. Cricket didn’t know that she was going to leave this legacy.”

For more information about The Cricket Fund, please call Hicks at 229-5680 or Shelly Cannon, RN, at 229-5680.

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