For 10 years, Hilton Head Heroes has provided vacations for families with sick children
Like many couples, Gregg Russell and Lindy Ellison Russell like to flip through photo albums and reminisce about family vacations.
But some of their most precious scrapbooks don’t contain a single photograph of the Russells, or of a faraway location. Instead, they’re filled with snapshots of other families on Hilton Head Island — all kinds of families with one thing in common: a child who has been diagnosed with a serious illness.
In the pictures, these “hero children,” as the Russells call them, are frail, but beaming nonetheless.