Cornerstone Of Hope Founder To Inspire At Community Prayer Breakfast

Life was good for Mark and Christi Tripodi as the new millennium began. Blessed with three healthy children, a new home and financial security, they were grateful for their good fortunes. But life changed suddenly on Mother’s Day in 2000 when the couple rushed their 3-year-old son, Bobby, to an emergency room with a high fever. A day later, they left the hospital without their child, who died from bacterial meningitis. Although they received substantial spiritual and emotional support from family and friends, the depth of their loss made their grief overwhelming. 

At the Oct. 20 Community Prayer Breakfast sponsored by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, the founder and president of Cornerstone of Hope will testify to how a purpose that values community, faith, hope and prayer can make a life-changing difference for those grieving and bereaved. Mark Tripodi will explains how a caring, dedicated staff and team of volunteers provides support and counseling services to strengthen the community at this nonprofit organization in Independence. 

Tickets are $25 per person for the event, held Thursday, October 20 from 7 – 8:30 a.m. at the Astrodome, 5720 State Road in Parma. For more information, contact Rev. Wayne Decker, Chaplain at UH Parma Medical Center, at 440-743- 4295 for more information.  

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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