Tanner Webb Chapter
Contact: Shelly Hastings
My name is Shelly Hastings and I live in Azle, TX – this is just outside of Fort Worth. I am starting a local chapter of Hugs Across America here in my grandson’s name, Tanner Webb. My grandson was beaten, sexually tortured and murdered one week past his third birthday on October 21, 2006.
Since this time I have been trying to heal so I can move forward. I have known from the second this happened to my Tanner that I was destined to speak out against abuse and do everything in my power to help the children. I have many projects in the works.
We are going to be donating Teddy’s first to the Flower mound TX Fire and Rescue. These are the guys that responded to Tanner on that fateful day and tried to save his life. These gentlemen will never be the same and most are still in counseling from the events of that day.
Also we are working with Cooks Children’s Hospital in Ft Worth. My local Azle school system will have a teddy bear collection day in September 2008, and the Azle Fire and Police departments will be passing Teddy’s on to our local children in need.