Since a young age, I have always worked very hard to take care of myself. I was raised to do what I can to try to make the world around me a better place. I love sharing my passion for food and giving my time to those in need; this is what drives my life and fills my heart.
The recent loss of my material things has been an opportunity for me to learn what truly matters most.
I am a man who until now has never had the need to accept anything from anyone and I have built a career upon
giving to those who need it most. Having the tables turned has taught me how privileged I am to be able to serve my community.
Thanks to you all and your selfless kindness, I will be able to replace my things and most importantly, fill the hole in my heart. Money can’t replace sentimental objects that help you remember places you have been, the
feelings in that moment, relationships built or family treasures.
But because of the support of hundreds of caring friends, family and kind strangers in my community, I am able to start a new and brave chapter in mine and my best friend Bubba’s lives. I am committed to moving forward and sharing the love in every moment of my journey and my life.
With humility and with heartfelt sincerity, thank you.
Seanan Culloty and BubbaDurangoEditor’s note: Culloty is executive chef and manager at Manna, Durango’s soup kitchen. After his home burned, a GoFundMe campaign raised $25,000 oh his behalf.