On March 1, 2018, Alexis, the nine year old granddaughter of our beloved coworker and friend, Cyndi Koester, lost her mother, Cyndi's daughter Cortni Brandefine. Due to the many requests we have received from caring individuals reaching out and wanting to show their support, we decided to launch this GoFundMe page.
As Cyndi Koester, a proud mother of three, is on the latest act of her multi-facetted career, we felt the best way to support our beloved friend is to make sure her grandaughter receives the funding needed to attend college. Predicting college costs in 11 years would be an estimate only but having time for investment growth certainly helps. We wish all the best to this bright, young star, Alexis, and will do our part to make sure she is taken care of.
Cortni Brandefine was a young, vibrant, and beautiful single mom that had her whole life ahead of her. She lived for her nine year old daughter, Alexis, and loved her more than anything else in the world. Cortni was deeply involved in her child's life and proudly posted pictures of the two of them attending baseball games, going to birthday parties, partaking in Easter egg hunts, and dressing up for St. Patrick's Day. Cortni was a punk rockin' nature-lover who showed a selfless compassion for those less fortuate. She was a proud, strong mother who loved to fish, so much so that she kept a rack with fishing poles in her car at all times and would stop to fish anytime she saw a lake or other body of water.
Cortni was a loyal friend and was known to be outgoing and laugh easily. She was full of one-liners and could bring people to tears of laughter with her witty jokes, tongue-in-cheek comments and quick tongue.
Cortni was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister, and friend. She cared deeply for others, espcially children and those in need. In the end, she wanted to save others by being an organ donor.
We would greatly appreciate any contribution to this memorial fund for Alexis' future school expenses and would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting our beloved friend, Cyndi Koester, through this difficult time.
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