Jeff and Melanie Powell were married for 13 years with two beautiful children, Sloane (4) and Si (1). Jeff was only 35 when tragically killed in a car accident on June 8th, leaving his wife and sweet babies behind. Melanie, Sloane and Si are absolutely heart broken. Jeff was such a wonderful husband and father. They are left to move forward with such a gaping void in their lives. Jeff loves his family more than anything and was so involved in his children’s lives. We know he is devastated that he isn’t able to watch his babies grow up, be at dance practices, t-ball practices, swimming lessons, camping trips, performances, graduations, and family adventures.
To show our love and support to the Powell family, Walli donated the proceeds from one day of sales to Melanie and her children.
About the Walli Gives Back Program:
When Walli Cases was created, owners Nick and Jenna Emery were recently married and both emerging from what they would describe as the darkest times of their lives. They are both passionate about reaching out to others in need because of the huge outpouring of love and support they received during their trials, including Jenna becoming a widow with an 8-month-old son and more recently losing her mother to cancer, and Nick going through divorce. When they created Walli cases, they wanted to help others feel the same hope and encouragement, and the Walli Gives Back program was created. Each month, Walli chooses a family to support.
This quote by Natalie Norton sums up why they are both devoted to "giving back" to others in their time of need: "There is always a light. Find it. Follow it. And then turn around and shine it as brightly as you can for those still feeling their way through the darkness."