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For Family

$370 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 32 months
Kim Kreighbaum   OLATHE, KS
My name is Jill, I have put this page together on behalf of my friend Kim and her children. This is the only avenue for assistance left for Kim and her family. Despite the close family ties Kim and her children have, 2012 and 2013 were quite unkind to this family. Kim is in need of help because she and her children are at risk of being homeless if she doesn't get help quickly. Her church has pitched in and been very kind. I know her church and her faith have given her strength and continued support but she and her family are in need of more help to prevent their lives from being uprooted and forever changed more than has already happened.Kim and I used to work together so I know Kim well. When I first started working with her I could have sworn she was there 24/7. She worked 70 hours a week at night to support her family and still be able to see them and be there for them during the day. Needless to say, Kim did not sleep much. Kim is a very tough, very strong woman but she is at a huge risk because she has congestive heart failure. She has had multiple interventions during 2012-2013. Her husband also worked though for him, sadly, he had his daily struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis and severe depression. They were high school sweethearts married nearly 28 years by 2012. Sadly, the fight that her husband fought against constant pain and sadness was too much. He took his life in front of his family in December 2012 with one fatal gunshot. Kim and her husband have three children. Her son has had two ablations, which are very invasive cardiac interventions, between 2012-2013 for a cardiac arrhythmia called SVT. Her oldest son is now suffering from severe depression since the tragic loss of his father. He has since been able to obtain a job but it is not enough to support the family. They are all working very hard together to beat all odds but I think we could all help them out. Kim is a respected Respiratory Therapist but was let go from her most recent job for no good reason in June 2013. Because we live in an At-Will employment state, it is legal for employers to fire anyone at any time for any reason. It was a wrongful termination if you ask me but in this state it is perfectly legal. There really are not many jobs available to RTs at this time because there are too many schools graduating too many RTs. Kim had been at her previous job for twelve years which poses another problem in that she most likely will have to accept much less for pay when a job does come along. Kim has received assistance from unemployment and other state and federal assistance programs but they have run dry. She had to withdraw her retirement to pay the bills and support her family but that too has run dry. We all know how expensive medicine/medical intervention and on top of that regular bills, food, and maintenance. Kim's medical bills that I know of total at least $125,000. With this money Kim will be able to catch up on her daily/maintenance bills, keep her house, feed her family, start a payment plan for medical bills, register, tag, and insure her car so that she can go freely to job interviews, and breathe a little. It really is hard for me to know such a great person, someone so strong, smart, funny, kind, family oriented, has to endure this. Please help my friend and her family.
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Update 9
29 months ago
No word on a job yet and still waiting for emergency unemployment to be approved. Tried to sign up for Obama care only to find out unless I can pay full price I have to decline it because I have no income. I had no idea that's how it worked. I keep trusting and believing I will find a job. Thanks for everyone's kind words and support. Prayers are needed.
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Update 8
29 months ago
Haven't updated in a while. Still looking for a job. Unemployment is still a possibility. I am holding out hope I will find something. I know god has a plan and continue to wait for it to be revealed. Thank you for all your support.
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Update 7
30 months ago
I put 10 more resume out yesterday trying to stay positive. Unemployment has still not been restored and at this point will not be until after the 24th. Please pray for me that I will hear something from someone. I know god has a plan for me I just wish he would reveal it quickly. Thank you to everyone for their kind words and support.
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Update 6
31 months ago
Well my last glimmer of hope was that unemployment would get extended why I continue to look for a job. It was voted down by 2 votes. I encourage everyone to contact their state reps. This is not just me this could be anyone. I have never been on unemployment or received welfare but will have no choice but to go and apply for welfare. Thank you to everyone who has helped me it has been a blessing. I have had H1N1 and pneumonia for 12 days I finally felt better went outside to start my car slipped and fell had to go to the hospital for staples I my head a concussion and now another hospital bill. I believe god is testing my faith and I am not going to stop believing. God bless
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$370 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 32 months
Created January 6, 2014
WB
$20
Wendy Bohachick
31 months ago
SV
$20
Scott Volmer
31 months ago

God bless..

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LC
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Lorraine Cogan
31 months ago
AT
$40
Amanda Trausch
31 months ago
FB
$10
Fisher Bryce
31 months ago

Jill is a friend of mine and any friend of hers is a friend of mine. God Bless you and your family. Always - Fisher

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$40
Anonymous
32 months ago
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Jill Thomson
32 months ago
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Kelsey Gasser
32 months ago
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