Great Shape! Inc. has lost one of our beloved sisters. Founder Gretchen Lee’s daughter, Michele Gibson, left the Great Shape! family on June 18th of a pulmonary embolism. Michele carried and expressed her love through teaching English as a Learned Language (ELL) in Portland, Ore. at Parkrose High School. With her passion for helping others, she even encouraged one of her students to shadow a local dentist and donate over 600 toothbrushes to 1000 Smiles! (*Please stay tuned for more details on this story.)

Michele’s seven-year-old daughter, Isabelle, will dearly miss her mother but has a strong support system of a father, step-mother, ‘aunties’, and grandparents.

Today, I encourage you to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you; life is incredibly too short. Michele and her family will be in our prayers… may you all find peace.