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Cody Kurtz Memorial

$27,741 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 312 people in 3 months
Created August 13, 2018
No one could ever imagine the loss and pain and grief that comes along with loosing a child . With sadness that became a reality for the Kurtz family Sunday August 12th , 2018 . Cody was a dedicated rider and was supported by many people who believed in his talent . He was about to start School this week . His life came to an end without any preparation . He was on lap one of his race and crashed and got landed on . It wasn’t long after that , he took his last breath with his Dad , Mom and sister around him . Cody was an amazing son , brother , friend and young kid . From what I’ve read , he is well known in our community and would put a smile on anybody’s face . Nobody can say the right words at this time to take away from how the Kurtz family is grieving the loss of this amazing young man . I woke up this morning , not knowing much about this family accept for that they are just such an amazing one at that and my husband works with Cody’s father Kyle Kurtz - I found it in my heart after it being so heavy lastnight and being so sad for them that I questioned what I could do to help them in anyway . I know money can’t fix anything BUT it can take a huge load off the families expenses coming their way . Please donate any amount you possibly can to this amazing family that everybody loves and cares about . Even not knowing them , I want to help anyway I can so I created this account . All money raised will go to the family to help them in any possibly way it might . It’s the least I could do . Thankyou for all your help and god bless this family and look over them Jesus . Rest In Peace to their sweet boy . You will forever be honored , missed and loved my so many . One last thing - the family will need their own amount of time to go through what they are processing , if you want to help , help them here , I know if you feel any way I do you feel so helpless for them . Give them all time to communicate with the public eye and respect them and their loss by honoring their son in anyway that you can .
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I want to let you know that the Kurtz family is shocked at the amount of support and donations they have received. It is well over the amount needed to cover Cody’s Funeral Costs. With that being said they have decided to do a remarkable, life changing act of kindness with the remainder of the money that will not be needed. All though the money is not all needed, what the family has decided to do with the extra money that has been donated and will continue to be donated will go to something that is the true definition of who Cody was as a person. They want to honor their son and continue to make a positive, loving impact on less fortunate kids like Cody religiously did for his fellow classmates, and strangers, and just everybody he knew. What they are doing IS CODY. THIS IS CODY KURTZ:Cody lived and loved life to its fullest. Cody got along with everyone, a trait that extended throughout the entire family. He had a spark like no other that could shed light into anybody’s soul. He did everything with pure love and compassion. He helped any generation and those in need. He was an outstanding man, who put others first sacrificed glory for compassion, was dedicated, kind and encouraging to everybody who crossed his path in life. His love for life was merely a reflection of the love that his parents and sister always show everyone they meet. His love for sports was incredible. He would lend a hand to anyone he saw needed it no matter who they were. He would pay for a kid’s meal because he noticed they didn’t have money. he would literally give his shirt to someone less fortunate or who didn’t have one nice enough to fit in. he was a truly remarkable gift to this earth. The kind of person who everybody loves to be around. the guy with the goofy laugh. the kid who never gave up and always strived to reach his goals to the fullest. The kid who had DREAMS, and lost his life doing the thing he loved the most. Riding. That is CODY. I want to share something that was said by a Family Friend:“They say the good die young. Cody Kurtz, you were one of a kind buddy. I saw in you, something I don’t see often with the newer generation. You always greeted me with a handshake and you would always look me in the eye when you did so. You always took the time out to ask how I was doing and I could always feel that you were sincere. You my friend, taught me something every time we spoke. you taught me to be better, to take time, and just to be in love with life. You were beyond your years my friend. I think a lot of this was due to your love of god, Jesus, and people in general you understood something that 90% of people still here will never get. And that’s the love of life. “The Fundraiser Money Plan: As you all just read and many of you who know Cody knew who he was and if you didn’t know him well, I hope you know now by reading that. In honor of Cody, the Kurtz family is going to let Cody bless kids who are less fortunate or in need. every school year until the money runs out, the family is going to donate a certain amount of money to each sport that Cody played. with that money it will be going towards kids that may not have money for new clothes, shoes, money etc. with amazing response we pulled together as a community to be able to make this happen. We didn’t know what the Kurtz family was going to do, but we knew they would do something remarkable. we also knew they would find something that will allow Cody to shine through and let Cody continue to be the person he always was and help people out who were in need. So, the last thing I am asking from myself and the family is, to keep spreading the love, support and honor of Cody by continuing to help us raise money to let his name LIVE ON!!! To the Kurtz family: Lastly, I wanted to take the time to honor the Kurtz family on behalf of everyone who has poured their love, donated and visited. It is by no means easy to write, let alone share this with you, but as a mother, daughter, friend and wife I feel as though the need to honor you all and shed some heavy feelings that 1,000’s of people is feeling right this very moment. So, I am speaking through everybody right now. You have suffered a tragic loss and lived now, days of what a parents and family’s worst nightmare is. There are no words to describe just how wonderful your family truly is, I can’t say that enough. Because of you, Cody was shaped into the amazing man he was. We all feel the absolutely unimaginable gut-wrenching feeling for your family. We all feel the need and strength to stay strong for your family knowing right now its impossible for you to be strong, and that is okay. I am writing this searching for the right words to say even though there may not be, it is absolutely gut wrenching to see, hear about, write about, think about, live with and to also know that even when we are hurting that YOU are hurting a million times worse than we are. We know nothing we say will bring Cody back and that is a very hard pill to swallow. We feel it with you, we can’t sleep knowing you guys aren’t either, we are all in this with you. We are deeply sorry for your dark days, and if there was something we could do or say to take that pain away we would. We now know what being helpless feels like, not comparing to the amount you feel. With that being said, I can only hope that by having this foundation alive and flowing consistently (I will do my best to make sure the donations do not end) that at some point you will feel at peace knowing that this isn’t the end and Cody will continue to help others in the same way he always has. We will (as a community) make sure that we continue to give because we know it’s the right thing to do for CODY. We as your community family and friends hope that you will always feel deeply loved, cared for, admired, and know that most importantly you will never be alone. You have inspired countless people not knowing it, because that’s just how amazing your family is. those people you’ve inspired are your supporters, donators and loved ones who will continue to honor your son the way you have honored and respected us. We know you have a forever road of healing and we will always be by your side. We will always live in honor of Cody in everything that we do. Thank you for being the perfect, American, Christian model of what a family should be. Kyle and Jessica, we all admire the dedication you have always put into supporting your kids and helping them reach their goals no matter what you had to do. Cody is lucky to have lived under you both, not every kid gets to have parents like he did. You and your family deserve every ounce of love that you have received and you will forever have had an impact on many peoples lives. What you have decided to do with the donation money is so selfless, speechless, honorable, amazing and to say the least just down right inspiring and incredible! Cody will be with you every single step of the way, I hope you know that. Support and love are vital to recovery, and we will all be with you every step of the way as long as you will need us. The world said goodbye to one of its brightest stars and our hearts are and will be forever broken.
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I am going to be speaking on behalf of the Kurtz family right now . I have spoken to Cody father Kyle personally and he has thanked me for doing this random act of kindness and that it has forever touched their hearts and that they are just shocked at everything as a whole . The outpouring from all of you who have donated and shared all your words and memories with the family has been very humbling to say the least . I know that there’s only so much pain a human can handle BUT with your help we are turning this tragidy into something I’m sure Cody could have never imagined . Cody sure was an amazing human being and we are honoring him and his soul by making sure his family is taken care of . Not just financially but , physically and emotionally as well . Give them time to heal and please don’t expect to hear from them . Please understand and respect this grieving time in their life . In honor of Cody I am writing this knowing well he is thanking us and humbled by what we have all been able to do for him and his family . So Thankyou once again to the thousands who have shared this as well as his story and Thankyou to the hundreds who have donated and will continue to donate . No amount can replace Cody’s life , but we can sure do nothing less of taking care of his family for him in this terrible time . All my love to all you amazing human beings out there , you are appreciated and will forever have had made a mark on the Kurtz family .
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A great photo of the handsome young Cody shared by his dad Kyle on Facebook . Rest In Peace sweetheart .
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Raised by 312 people in 3 months
Created August 13, 2018
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