The inspiration of Muddy’s Buddies
Muddy’s Buddies was inspired by John C. Lawrence (aka “Muddy”). John’s adult life and career were dedicated to improving the life of all children. For nearly 20 years, he was a teacher, a coach, a mentor and an advocate for children in New York State, Boston, and Washington D.C. Muddy’s Buddies is an effort to follow John’s lead and aspirations in a way that will inspire children and enhance their lives. John had a way of encouraging children to be themselves and to share themselves. He challenged them to pursue their own interests, desires, and to build upon their own strengths.
John passed away from cancer in October 2008. Although cancer impacted his short life, it does not define it. Instead, his life is defined by all that he was and for all that he did for children. MB hopes to carry on that legacy by creating a network built on friendship, love, support, teamwork and more.