Courtney Scott has been dreading this day for years – the day her son would have started kindergarten.
On Monday, the grieving mother knew she would not be dropping off her 5-year-old son Carsyn at school on his first day as she once pictured.
Instead of sitting at home in sorrow, Scott decided to do something to honor her late son’s memory.
In July, the Viera, Florida, resident created a Facebook event ahead of Carsyn’s birthday seeking donations for local schools. To her surprise, dozens of people joined, and she raised more than $1,500 to put toward school supplies.
“I expected my friends and family may donate some, but everyone began sharing my event and soon donations were pouring in from all over,” Scott told CBS News.