Michael and Gina Spehn were married in 2007 after each being widowed with young children. The legacies of their first spouses, Matt Kell and Cathy Spehn, who both died of cancer only six weeks apart, live on through the New Day Foundation and are shared in the Spehn’s New York Times Bestselling memoir, The Color of Rain. This heartbreaking, yet hope-filled story of how two families found faith, hope and love in the midst of tragedy, is the catalyst behind The New Day Foundation for Families.
The Hallmark Movie Channel Original movie version of The Color of Rain broke ratings records when it premiered May 31, 2014. Starring Lacey Chabert (Party of Five and Mean Girls) and Warren Christie (Motive, ABC and Apollo 18) this movie, based on the inspirational true story told by Michael and Gina Spehn, captured hearts across the country with a powerful message of hope and healing.
Michael and Gina personify the beauty that God can bring out of the ashes of sorrow.
— Kathy Lee Gifford
Host, NBC’s The Today Show Fourth Hour