Pickering Support Fund

$4,420 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 49 months
Allison Trimble Paparoa  FERNDALE, WA
It’s hard to imagine how much life can change in an instant. Last week, Karen Pickering’s life changed drastically. Her husband Mark, age 58, had a stroke that
leaves him in need of long-term rehabilitation and major life changes.

Karen has lived her dream for the past 20 years, using her skill and talent to build a community through the Northwest Horse Source Magazine. Her passion has always been to share a love of horses with others by providing information, inspiration and connection. From event and charity promotion, to celebrating regional personalities, to supporting horse related products and
services, the magazine connects like-minded people and helps them thrive.

Ten years ago, Mark joined the business as they grew it in new directions and worked to keep the dream alive. The temporary loss of her business partner, accumulation of medical expenses and the additional costs associated with outfitting their home to accommodate Mark’s immediate needs are overwhelming. Within the first two weeks following the stroke, the Pickerings will accumulate over $52,000 in out of pocket expenses not covered by major medical. It is when facing such obstacles that the incredible blessing of community is truly felt, a community the magazine has served for nearly two decades.

A generous giver, it is not in Karen’s nature to ask for help, but two of her clients have already stepped forward to offer a way to help the Pickerings
carry this new burden. In January, two exciting opportunities are being offered to horsemen and women in the Northwest. It is a wayto help while having a little fun with your horse. We hope you will consider
joining us in supporting Mark and Karen during this difficult time. Email your good wishes and any questions to editor@nwhorsesource.com. Please consider a donation of anything you can spare to help them through this trying time.
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$4,420 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 49 months
Created December 22, 2014
Allison Trimble Paparoa
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JF
$200
John Ferdon
18 months ago
CC
$50
Colleen Chapman
29 months ago
$50
Ashley Childers
40 months ago

Many blessings and prayers to you and Mark for strength through the struggles.

$100
Anonymous
47 months ago
TL
$300
Tina Laguna
47 months ago

$300 auction hi bid for palomino stallion

RD
$200
Ronnie and Dakota
47 months ago

God Bless

$1,000
Anonymous
47 months ago
$100
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48 months ago
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Jennifer Wenzel
48 months ago
$50
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