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Keep Craig & Kathy Smiling

$6,675 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 56 people in 8 months
30439626_15283765560_r.jpegOur dear friends, Craig and Kathy Brown have much to smile about as they hold their beautiful granddaughter. However, Craig at 64, was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia, which has progressed so rapidly that he requires 24 hour care. For the past several months, Kathy has lovingly and patiently cared for him on her own with help from her daughter Kelly and her fiancé Eric...but as the disease so cruelly robs more of Craig’s personality and thinking abilities, professional respite care is necessary.

Financial assistance is not available to them and Kathy humbly realizes she is ready to accept our help. These two people have given tirelessly so to this community, and impacted so many lives without ever expecting or wanting anything in return.  They remain steadfast in their faith and are still giving back by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! They just don’t stop...

And we can’t either...it’s our turn to show the Browns how much we love and support them. I hope you will join me in donating whatever you can to help cover costs of professional respite care. This will ensure Craig’s safety,  Kathy’s well being, and some comfort knowing they are surrounded by a large community of family and friends who support them and are praying for them without ceasing.

Let’s do this!!!
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Good Morning ~
I am writing this with a joyful heart today. Yes, there is great sadness and grief without Craig’s physical presence here on Earth. But what we experienced at his Memorial Mass on Tuesday was extraordinary...the love and faith and strength that filled that Church was so powerful ...it was palpable. Craig was there. Jesus was there.

Kathy and I became friends when my now 35 year old son became her 3rd daycare child. We formed an instant bond that was sealed forever when we both found our sisterhood in Christ.

This Go Fund Me Campaign was originally set up with the intent of assisting with the cost of professional care for Craig. This was due to Kathy needing respite as the sole caretaker and months of tests pending a diagnosis of his type of dementia and prognosis.

With his passing occurring so quickly after the diagnosis, the campaign changed course to provide funds for Kathy and her family to assist with funeral costs, travel for her family to be here, and other needs she may have.

As some of you may not know me personally, I want to assure you that although the funds you are so generously contributing are being deposited into an account in my name, I am writing checks to Kathy for every cent! She is overwhelmed by your generosity and “just can’t believe how much everyone has done for us...it makes me cry”. Well, Kathy Brown, as Father John said, you and Craig have given so much to so many of us for so long,...it’s our turn to give back just a little bit of that. We love you!!

With Gratitude,
Allyson Madson
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It is with a very heavy heart that I must update this page...Craig passed away during the night at home. Kathy knows he is no longer suffering as he has been welcomed into the arms of Jesus. He is surely dancing and smiling as only Craig can do, so we rejoice in that. Kathy and her family will need our support more than ever now, so please keep Kathy, Cody, Regina, Madeline, Kyle, Kelly and Eric in your thoughts and prayers. Your generous donations are still greatly appreciated.
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7 months ago
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