Last week our family had dinner with the Vroman family. Jon Vroman is the Co-Founder of the Front Row Foundation. Their mission is to help individuals and families who are braving critical health challenges “experience life in the front row.” They do this by providing front row seats to concerts, sporting events and live performances of our recipients’ choice.
I first became acquainted with Jon through our mutual friend, Hal Elrod. Hal had been a client of mine and referred me to Jon since he also needed some things done that I could assist him with. That was a few years ago and we just got to meet in person for the first time this past week.
Jon and his family reside in South Jersey not far from where we’re currently staying. So they invited us over for dinner. Our family, including my son James, had a wonderful evening visiting with Jon and his wife Tatyana. Fiona enjoyed meeting their young son Tiger. We also briefly met Tatyana’s mother visiting from Russia. It was a delicious meal and we all had a great time conversing on a variety of topics.
Before we left, Jon took us to the Front Row HQ. Here Fiona was able to put on a cooking show with Tatyana’s assistance while Jon filmed. And we all went home with Front Row bracelets, bumper stickers and shirts.
This is one of the greatest things about our travels – getting to meet in person many that we’ve known only online. I think we’ve met about 30 people in the last two years that we previously had known only by phone or email.