Kimmy's dream was to get well enough to say thank you. To all of those who helped her - at St. Joseph's - the nurses, the techs, the doctors...to the good people in the Vail School District...'I need Mr. Baker to have an assembly at Pantano Christian Church's ampitheater, so I can thank everyone', the teachers, the administrators, co-workers...friends, neighbors, family...it's all the same.
Anyways, our plans were not His plan, and Kimmy went to join Him as an angel (not that she was not already one!!)....
....out of the need, to say our Thank You's!!! Cody, Autumn, Tonio and I decided we needed to start a memorial foundation in Kim's name...to help family's that did not have all of this love and support...to help them pay rent...or buy groceries...or pay medical bills...or to purchase new equipment for the hospital...
This month, was a great one for the foundation!! Rincon Vista has already sent a check for nearly $700!!! Thank you! Cottonwood has raised some money, too! Thank you!! Janene, who has already done so much for our family and who helped care for Kimmy, masterminded the Kimmy's Kut-a-Thon event and raised just over $2,000 in just 4 hours!!! THANK YOU!! And, this past Saturday, on our wedding anniversary, the Knights of Columbus at St. Pius church, kicked in just over $3,100 from their annual raffle!!! THANK YOU!!!
Recently, someone said how great it was that I was able to use this money to pay Kim's medical expenses...although that would be nice, that is not how it works, this money is not available to us...I am dealing with Kimmy's medical expenses separately and through the individual doctor's...no, all of this money goes to help those families that are not as blessed to have the support that you all gave us. To say thank you, in a bigger way! We'll find our own way to deal with the rest...
But what a great month...now, trying to come up with some viable fall fundraisers to keep Kimmy's Foundation going!!!
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the Lord with a whole heart.