The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~William Wordsworth
A deep thanks to each of you who have helped by contributing or spreading the word. I wanted to take a minute and talk to you all about where the money is going. Originally I wanted to be able to help pay a bill or two that came trickling in from the hospital expenses. We have all been there when the bills from a medical visit or procedure flow in and the money just isn't there to cover them. The stress of medical costs is there and will take a toll as more begin to trickle in. With long hospital stays, specialists, helicopter flight for life transportation and open heart surgery there is no doubt this family will be facing medical bills for a long time to come. However, for now there is a more immediate need.
Kellie was put on bed rest 10 weeks before the boys arrived. Erik worked hard to pick up extra hours and photography projects to help keep the bills current and build some savings. Since the boys have come into the world, Erik has been out of work so he can stay with Kolton in the hospital. For weeks now Erik and Kellie have been commuting from Colorado Springs to Denver which puts a huge dent in their pocket. Then consider the lodging even with the support of Ronald McDonald House; when there is no money coming in any money going out can really cause concern. Basic bills also need to be taken care of like food, utilities and the mortgage. Daily expenses, weekly and monthly expenses can become burden quickly when there is no money coming in. Being able to use these donations to keep Kellie and Erik focused on bringing their boys home is huge . As Kolton grows up there are going to be additional financial burdens to consider. He will continue to see a cardiologist on a regular basis, increasing the cost of standard pediatric care exponentially. Bottom line is we have an opportunity right now as a community to help these two get to stable ground. A friend told me, "take blessings as they come because you never know when you will need one and it will no longer be there." I am so proud and happy to be small part of this blessing that each of you are extending to Erik, Kellie, Kolton and Keegan. Thank you EACH and EVERY ONE of you.