Years in the making, Building a Difference debuted the world premiere of The Goodall Family Story at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. The response was overwhelming and better than any of us could have imagined. Emotion, laughter, hugs, tears and unity filled the theater unlike anything we had ever experienced at such a venue.
So instead of releasing a standard news release about the event, I wanted to take a moment to share my personal thoughts of how important I believe The Goodall Family Story really is.
Telling this kind of epic story was a massive undertaking to say the least, especially since I was only a one-man unit at that time, but the heart of this project really comes down to one specific thing. While Kenny and Kollin Goodall were still with us, I made a promise to both of them that we would share their experiences to encourage others amidst struggles of illness and possible loss of life. Their wish was that it might help other people see clarity and purpose, hidden beneath the surface of their suffering. So no matter how long this giant project was going to take, I was determined to keep that promise.