My daughter attended Orchard Avenue Elementary, and while we were there for her 5th-grade graduation yesterday, I spotted this.

Those of us in the Grand Valley are very familiar with the name Delaney Clements, or as some of us refer to her, "Delaney, the beautiful, fabulous, dancing queen." Delaney left this earth to join the angels in March of this year. She was an amazing advocate for childhood cancer research and the sweetheart of our community in Western Colorado.

I snapped a photo and asked a few questions. This bench is to be placed in front of Orchard Avenue Elementary, the school that Delaney attended. What makes it even more precious is that the kids of Orchard Avenue raised the money themselves to remember her.

I took a few moments and shed a few tears remembering the sweet spirit of Delaney, what she continues to represent to our community and every life she touched.

Live Like Delaney

Strong * Kind * Brave

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