Chopper Family Fund

$27,995 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 516 people in 32 months
Jenna Rodgers
on behalf of Josh Chops
 DENVER, CO

We are ten days out from the tragic accident of Kari Chopper and the Legacy High football team. Kari’s funeral was a few days ago and it is now that the world begins to move on. It is perfectly normal that the media is reporting something else, and many friends and acquaintances have returned to their normal routine. However, for Josh Chopper and his kids the grief has only just begun. You see during all the commotion when the community is at your fingertips wanting to help, wanting to encourage you, being interviewed by the media, funeral plans, meals being provided it’s easier to put grief aside but it is now when all the commotion has settled and the Chopper family returns to school and to work; all without their number one, their Mom who makes the world go round. It’s the moments where you realize no lunches are made, no forced hugs and kisses to greet you at the door, no whining about putting on a jacket because it’s cold outside, no reminder that you are an incredible human being and not to take crap from the world. It is those missing moments that will begin to hit like a ton of bricks. Meanwhile, the world has moved on. Speaking from experience, after losing my dad when I was in high school. Friends don’t know what to say, co-workers just give you hugs because they have no idea what else to do. Its right now that is the very hardest time the Chopper’s will ever face.

I don’t say this to cause heavy hearts or bring tears. I say it as a reminder to not forget what this family will go through. Each day will seem like it is a mission, a journey to just survive.  Let us pray and remember them each day and the pain that they will face; that they might find comfort and peace in this time.

Something you may not know, the Chopper family was forced from their home months ago because they couldn’t afford it. They have been living with relatives ever since, and as you can imagine, on top of the pain of losing their mother, having no space of their own makes it that much more difficult. I have raised the fundraising goal a few times to help with housing, food, clothes, car expenses and so on. And although that goal is almost met again, $30,000 is not much when you need a home for your family above all else. I’m hoping to find resources or an organization that might be able to help them find a home. As I have said before, Kari’s income was their primary income and what they have now to pay in rent is very little. If you know of someone that may be able to help, please have them contact me and I will put you in contact with Josh Chopper. If you have it on your heart to help but what you have is very little please feel free to continue giving to the page. It goes directly to Josh Chopper and directly to providing the very practical needs of housing, food, and clothing. 

Thank you again for the incredible and loving support you all have given for this family! Many blessings to you all!

Jenna Rodgers

(JennaRodgers@live.com)






(Due to the trending nature and popularity of this gofundme account you need to be aware of who I am, how I know the Choppers and what am I fundraising for.

My name is Jenna Rodgers. My husband, Josh Rodgers, and I are the previous youth leaders of the 3 youngest Chopper kids. We met the Chopper family at a church in Louisville, CO. We are from Benton, Arkansas and moved to Broomfield to help a church. We have since moved back to Benton and are working to help the Chopper family as much as we can from here. These funds that you are donating will go directly to Josh Chopper to pay for funeral expenses and to provide food, bills, and help with housing costs. Kari was one of the primary incomes for this large family and they are in great need of financial support.

On behalf of the Chopper family, I cannot thank you all enough for responding with such magnitude. Join with us and continue praying for this family. As well as, sharing this post and getting the word out. The denver area is surrounding this family in support and I am so thankful!)

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Josh Chopperr
32 months ago
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I just want to say thank you to each and everyone of you personally for donating to help my family. It means a lot to me that most of you knew my wife and knew the kind of person that she was.

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Shelly Bonnell
32 months ago
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I do not know the Chopper family, however my sister Sheila Harris worked with both Josh and Keri, and my sister has nothing but kind wonderful words to say about the entire family. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many.

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Tamara Glover
32 months ago
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Josh also recently had arm surgery, I'm not sure if he is even back to work from recovering from it. Josh is one of the sweetest people I've even met, please help if you can.

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Tyler Bohn
32 months ago
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We met yhe chopper family while our kids played together on the tjfl Patriots. We send our love, thoughts and prayers. May you find peace during this tragic time

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Michael Sandoval
32 months ago
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I just lost my wife suddenly sir she was away with her son my heart breaks for you and your children may you find strength in any way you can.

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Kelly Hansen
32 months ago
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We were so shocked to learn this is a family we used to know. The Chopper's son was in Broomfield Rec Soccer with our son. Josh and Kari were dedicated parents and a great part of Broomfield Soccer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Josh and his family at such a difficult time.

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Shane Whiteaker
32 months ago

Josh.... I'm so sorry for your loss. I have no words Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

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Beverly Taylor
32 months ago

My prayers are with the Chopper family. I know how hard it is to lose a family member. I'm a bus driver in Fort Lupton for 40 years and I know what a big responsibility it is. My Heart goes to every one involved. Love and prayers to all.

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Jådê Morğan
32 months ago

damn Gabe i'm so sorry for your loss .

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Sandra Greene
32 months ago

Thank you Jenna for helping out the Chopper family. I just found out that the driver was Kari. I knew Josh and Kari from years back. I was in shock to hear it was her driving the bus. We miss you and Josh at BVSD. My prayers go out to the Chopper family.

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Linda Ryson
32 months ago

My sincere condolences to the Chopper Family- Linda Ryson (close friend of Sheree Rolfe)

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Josh Chopperr
32 months ago
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I just want to say thank you to each and everyone of you personally for donating to help my family. It means a lot to me that most of you knew my wife and knew the kind of person that she was.

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Shelly Bonnell
32 months ago
5
5

I do not know the Chopper family, however my sister Sheila Harris worked with both Josh and Keri, and my sister has nothing but kind wonderful words to say about the entire family. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many.

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Tamara Glover
32 months ago
3
3

Josh also recently had arm surgery, I'm not sure if he is even back to work from recovering from it. Josh is one of the sweetest people I've even met, please help if you can.

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Tyler Bohn
32 months ago
2
2

We met yhe chopper family while our kids played together on the tjfl Patriots. We send our love, thoughts and prayers. May you find peace during this tragic time

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Michael Sandoval
32 months ago
2
2

I just lost my wife suddenly sir she was away with her son my heart breaks for you and your children may you find strength in any way you can.

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Kelly Hansen
32 months ago
1
1

We were so shocked to learn this is a family we used to know. The Chopper's son was in Broomfield Rec Soccer with our son. Josh and Kari were dedicated parents and a great part of Broomfield Soccer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Josh and his family at such a difficult time.

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Shane Whiteaker
32 months ago

Josh.... I'm so sorry for your loss. I have no words Sir. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

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Beverly Taylor
32 months ago

My prayers are with the Chopper family. I know how hard it is to lose a family member. I'm a bus driver in Fort Lupton for 40 years and I know what a big responsibility it is. My Heart goes to every one involved. Love and prayers to all.

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Jådê Morğan
32 months ago

damn Gabe i'm so sorry for your loss .

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Sandra Greene
32 months ago

Thank you Jenna for helping out the Chopper family. I just found out that the driver was Kari. I knew Josh and Kari from years back. I was in shock to hear it was her driving the bus. We miss you and Josh at BVSD. My prayers go out to the Chopper family.

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