On March 30th of 2019, Kingswood Living Community hosted the official book event for "Freedom: A Journey of The Heart".
Kingswood's foyer was full of friends, family, strangers, and newsies as we began my Oma's book launch event. Annemarie's son in-law (and my dad), Doug Burford, opened the event by thanking God for the incredible gift that Annemarie continues to be in our lives and the lives of those around her. Between sing-a-longs, and musical pieces performed by her family, Annemarie shared parts of her long and heroic story. There were moments of tears, plenty of laughter, and an almost constant buzz of music. As the event came to a close, Annemarie took questions from the audience about her life, book, and more recent activities.
Our thanks to the Kingswood staff, staff from local news outlets, and all of the attendees and people that worked to make this event a sweet success. You all are blessings in our lives.
- Scotty Burford (Grandson of Annemarie)