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Erin’s House Hosts Austin Hatch At Common Bond Breakfast

Erin’s House for Grieving Children will host Austin Hatch as the 2016 Common Bond Breakfast featured speaker. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. with opening remarks and breakfast starting promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Austin was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN by his loving parents, siblings and family members. He is the survivor of two plane crashes in the span of eight years that took the lives of his father, mother, second mother, older sister, and younger brother. Currently, Austin is 21 years old and a sophomore at the University of Michigan. He was awarded the 2015 U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award. We invite you to join us as Austin shares his miraculous journey and how he thrived, against all odds.

Join Erin’s House as Austin shares his journey with inspiration and determination.

The proceeds from the Common Bond Breakfast enable Erin’s House to provide support for children, teens and their families who have suffered the death of a loved one with no fee for service. Tickets for this unique opportunity with Austin Hatch are available online for $100 each at or by calling the office at 260.423.2466.

“Our Common Bond Breakfast is a cherished tradition that joins friends, families and coworkers together to enjoy an inspirational message, “ notes Executive Director, Debbie Meyer. “ We look forward to this event each year and the chance to share our gratitude with this amazing community. We are excited to have Austin share his message and his journey with us.”

Thank you to Parkview Health for serving as the Premier Sponsor for this important event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available as Erin’s House continues to spread the word about the Common Bond Breakfast. Anyone interested in sponsorship or simply attending the breakfast can contact Erin’s House for Grieving Children at 260.423.2466 or visit the website at