It was a night Maddy in New Milford will never forget.
Keith Urban signed the guitar he was using at Sunday night's opioid benefit show at Mohegan Sun Arena, and graciously handed it over to her.
Tony Morrisey is Maddy's dad, and I got a chance to talk to him about the evening and what led them to be there in the front row for the show. Here's what he had to say about the whole experience and what it means to his familly:
"Our son Brian Cody lost his battle to addiction on August 10th, 2019, leaving behind a two year old daughter (Aubree) and, at the time, a Fiancé, Makayla, who was carrying their second child. Their daughter Adilyn was born on September 18, 2019.
Searching for something to bring comfort to the family, the benefit concert seemed like a perfect event, and even though pit tickets for a family my size was crazy expensive -- 8 kids, something told me it would be worth it and boy was it!
Not only did Kieth Urban autograph a sign of our son, but in the middle of his performance he pulled out a sharpie, autographed his guitar, and gave it to our daughter, Maddy.
There are not enough words to describe my gratitude for what he did for my family. Just wow!"
Here's the moment when Keith Urban took the guitar off his back and presented it to Maddy:
Since Brian's passing, the Morrissey family has been very active with the opioid epidemic.
They have begun volunteering locally through New Milford CAN, partnering with the New Milford PD on the roll out of new OD mapping software. Also, they have met with the CT Attorney General, but most importantly, they are in the process of introducing new legislation in Brian Cody’s Law.