In this season of thanksgiving and gratitude, Danny Gokey knows a thing or two about being grateful even when it’s hard.

The Dove-award-winning, Grammy-nominated American Idol star married his high school sweetheart in 2004, only to lose her four years later to complications following surgery for a heart condition. He’s spoken candidly about his fear and his anger at her passing. And he also shares how his story has helped others feel not as alone in their own challenges. In an article by Ryan Zepeda on God Reports, Gokey says that he ultimately learned that his experience brought comfort to others. ““I heard story after story,” he (Gokey) says. His heart warmed because God had used his testimony of grief to rescue others in grief and depression,” the article states.

Today, Gokey is remarried and is a father. And he’s recently been named Altrua HealthShare’s newest brand ambassador. He joins other fellow Altrua HealthShare members such as artist Jordan Feliz, podcaster Kait Warman Tomlin, and top tournament angler Cody Ryan Greaney.

“Having four kids can mean lots of doctor visits, “ says Gokey. “That’s why I’m grateful Altrua HealthShare makes it so easy and affordable to take care of my family while also getting to help support other families in the same position. It’s love in action!”

Danny is also one of the featured artists for the upcoming Awakening Events KLOVE Christmas Tour, of which Altrua HealthShare is a sponsor. He’ll hit 11 different cities this holiday season as part of the tour, sharing his Christmas hits. 

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Danny’s heart and mission as part of Altrua HealthShare,” John Capezzuti, COO of Altrua HealthShare, states. “His dedication to his family and to helping others through his music and ministry is exactly in line with the core value of Altrua HealthShare, which is caring for one another.”

Welcome to the Altrua HealthShare family, Danny!