Annie was a gift and a blessing from God. After the birth of their son Bob, John and Shelly waited nine years for Annie to come into their lives. Annie was born on March 16, 2002. Annie was the "baby", she was the youngest and most special of all the children in the LeGere, Parpan, Regole, Karch, Forhan and Griffin families.
When someone would tell Annie that they loved her, she would respond that she loved them too "to the moon and back", hence the name of the Annie’s Foundation.
Annie was a defender of those who were different and less fortunate. Annie was always positive, loved hanging out with her friends and playing volleyball. Annie enjoyed sleepovers, golf cart rides in Michigan, and eating Chinese food with her brother Bob. Annie loved school so much that she would begin buying school supplies in July. Annie worked hard in school and was looking forward to her last year at Sandburg Middle School and upon graduation, becoming a York Duke.