Balloons floated gently overhead at the conclusion of the dedication ceremony for the new Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion.
The Center, named after a beloved May teacher and job coach who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2010, is the most recent addition to the May Center school campus in Randolph, Mass. Its mission is to help young people with autism secure meaningful employment and achieve greater independence.
Among the more than 100 guests that day were members of Todd’s immediate and extended family. “We are so profoundly proud of Todd and the incredible ‘Todd Fournier Center’ dedicated in his memory,” wrote Paul and Barbara Fournier, Todd’s mother and father. “Through your remarkable thoughtfulness, generosity and caring, you have given Todd and the Fournier family an unforgettable tribute that has touched all of us deeply.”
They continued, “We can be comforted in knowing that it is not the number of years in one’s life, but rather how well one has lived in those years. For us, the dedication was such a proud moment in which Todd and his life were thoughtfully honored. The Todd Fournier Center held the most wonderful surprises inside and out. We will forever be grateful.”