Martha McClure

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Hello Everyone,

I want to take a moment to say a HUGE thank-you to each and everyone of you that have donated towards Marthas recovery.
I would also like to take a moment to introduce myself! 

I am Krista Osterwyk-McKnight , a very close friend to Martha and her family, growing up babysitting her own 4 boys since the oldest one was an infant! You could also say I was the daughter she never had as well :) Living the summers with her helping out around the daycare and with her family during her busy season of Martha being a huge part in the S.W.Y.R.A, so she not only cares for kids but is a huge part in rodeo for them as well! 

The funds that are being collected are being put to good uses in so many categories:
-Counseling
-lost wages, having to pay two employees to keep her daycare open during her healing time
-Medical, a very huge portion of this will be going towards the dr appts and surgery for her eye
-any other expenses that she will be faced with during this time

Thanks again for all the love and support :) I will continue to update everyone as she heals as well!
-Krista



This is Martha McClure the daycare owner that got assaulted by Francis Jackson while protecting the children at her daycare. She is not only a loving,caring and very supportive mother but loves every child that is in her care as one of her own.

Thank you for all you prayers and support. Martha had surgery on her eye Monday Oct. 12th and has a long road of healing ahead of her.

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Hello all !!! Sorry for the delay in updates or thank yous!
Martha is continuing her recovery everyday and has a follow up appointment this week that I will also give you an update about :)
Her vision is still struggling to track so she is still sleeping elevated due to the fluids around the eye still , she has to take it slow when getting up in the morning and can't just "fly " out of bed or turn her head quickly at any time ! She was excited to finally bend over and be able to pick something up with out have a head rush feeling :) so progress is sure being made :)

On a happy note she is enjoying being back at work everyday with the kids!! My son Cooper was lucky enough to attend her daycare for 8 days this past week because I was in town helping my parents at their hardware store :) it was my sons first time ever in a daycare and he adapted well and had a great time!! I was very thankful for Martha having him !
Thank you all again for the continuous support and thoughts !
I will have another update after the appointment :)
Martha and I
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Good afternoon ! Wow I can't believe the generosity In the last 24hrs.
Again thank you all so very much for reaching out via : postcards, emails , kind comments and generous donations .
It has been brought to my attention and concern as to WHY MARTHA is not the one posting updates or thanking everyone . Great question and concern ... But as I have stated and we all know she is having focus issues and double vision there for the computer or her phone is the last thing she is wanting to sit and focus on !
Also she is not a very techy person as well, and I told her that since I I created this site that I would maintain it :) I talk to her almost daily and prior to every update so that I DO in fact know the right words to put for the update also if I typed out how many times she has said "thank you " or that she is overwhelmed with all of this , the page would be miles long :)
Martha is VERY thankful for each and everyone that has sent their love , support and donation.
She had the state of Oregon contact her asking "how they could better prepare their daycares for these situations "
Her response was " it's not about preparing, but being aware of all your little ones situations whether they are good or bad" she feels that is what helped her react the way she did because she was aware of the girls' father not having custody :)

Thank you all for everything :) have a great day :)
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There is a article that aired on TODAY.com
Martha is continuing her healing journey and back at work full time , hoping for a full recovery of her eye sight :)
Thank you everyone for your continued support and kind words !

http://www.today.com/parents/my-job-take-care-them-hero-daycare-worker-speaks-out-t52816?cid=sm_fbn
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Martha 2 weeks since the incident , her vision is still double vision and she can't track/focus on things well.
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Autumn McMahon
28 months ago

Martha, I do not have the funds to donate to you at the moment, but I would like to tell you how amazing you are. You did not have to endure what you did, yet you put yourself in the possible face of death for another mother's children. You are a hero.

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Angela Ekpa
28 months ago

I hope your story goes viral. Too often do we hear of the bad day cares. You are a hero! You did what any mother would do, keep the children safe. God bless you!

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Megan Matlock
28 months ago

As a mother with a young son, you are the type of person I want watching my child. Thank you for being the protector these children needed.

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Kate Jiggins
28 months ago

You're on Gawker now. May the donations continue to pour in. http://gawker.com/cops-daycare-operator-took-snow-shovel-to-the-face-in-1736443116?rev=1444828943994&utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Jamie Sedlmayer
28 months ago

These stories never seem to go this way. Usually it ends up with a daycare letting the kid(s) go and the headline is something about missing or murdered children. Martha the wounds and bruises you have now are marks of the warrior you are. You are a credit to your profession and to the human race. Many people would turn to self preservation mode, you extended your mamma bear mode to those kids and that's wonderful!

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Tamera Strickler
28 months ago
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Hero!! Someone sent this information to the ellen degerinious (spelling) show. This is a true hero.

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Ryan Padgett
28 months ago
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As a good father you are truly an amazing and courageous lady, thank you for all you do! Prayers for a quick recovery!

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Nicole Bennett
28 months ago
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Hi Martha! My name is nicole. I dont have the funds to donate at the moment, but in the next couple days I'm hoping to. You are the type of person I would trust with both of my kids. I will always keep you in my heart. You protected those children, and if I had a thousand dollars, every penny would go to you. This world needs more people like you. We are all here for you! Get well soon!

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Mar Heath
28 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and donations. Martha and her family are truly appreciative.

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Alison Michelle
28 months ago
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As a mother of two I know there is nothing more important than my children's safety. You took a stand for those innocent children and that is nothing short of amazing. God bless you.

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Glenda Lee Walton
28 months ago
2
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The local sheriff, Don Bell, posted that the woman that police were looking for , turned herself in about 6 pm Friday. May the judicial system do their job and give Martha the justice she so richly deserves.

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David Obdrzalek
28 months ago
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please use some of the money to counsel the children who had to witness this tragedy. the news reporter said the man was trying to take "a child" so, was it his child?

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Dacee Brown
28 months ago
2
2

You are an amazing woman!!! A true hero indeed! I hope you a speedy recovery and that your attackers get what they deserve! Again, you are amazing!

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April Lynn
28 months ago
2
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I applaud you. You are an everyday HERO!!! Speedy Recovery!

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Barbara Donegan
28 months ago
2
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Martha, I am so sorry to hear about your attack. I will be praying for your recovery. Just know that you are loved.

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Shannon Winters
28 months ago
2
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God bless you, and your courage!

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Holly Forsythe
27 months ago
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Martha I don't have the funds to donate at the moment. But I'd like to tell you what a wonderful person u are. Your definitely a hero for protecting these children. God only knows what could of happened to these children if you would have let them go with TherE intoxicated father. I wish there were more people out there like you. God bless you sending lots of prayers your way for a very easy and quick healing recovery.

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SheaandRobyn Carlson
28 months ago
1
1

God's blessings on you and your family as you recover and heal! So very sorry this happened to an amazingly tough caregiver! Your sacrifice, heart, and example are greatly supported! ~

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Cheryl Hodges
3 months ago

This came up in my one year memory. I donated and shared several times including my page Justice for Darby and Kiera, my grandchildren who were murdered in 2010 by their mother and her boyfriend while my son was serving his country. I wish the murderer mother had loved her children and protected them as this woman protected a child in her care. I’m so glad you received so much! You deserve it and thank you for saving that child. 10 to 12 children die every day in this country of abuse and there is no recognition of that fact by the media, celebrities or general public. My grandchildren still have no justice as their mother and her co killer then boyfriend now husband live and work in Columbia Falls. Thank you. Thank you.

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Dilaver Ayik
26 months ago

You are an amazing woman! All the best for the recovery

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Judy Dietz
27 months ago
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Hope you are getting better with every day

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Donald Rinks
27 months ago
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What a POS!

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Autumn McMahon
28 months ago

Martha, I do not have the funds to donate to you at the moment, but I would like to tell you how amazing you are. You did not have to endure what you did, yet you put yourself in the possible face of death for another mother's children. You are a hero.

+ Read More
Angela Ekpa
28 months ago

I hope your story goes viral. Too often do we hear of the bad day cares. You are a hero! You did what any mother would do, keep the children safe. God bless you!

+ Read More
Megan Matlock
28 months ago

As a mother with a young son, you are the type of person I want watching my child. Thank you for being the protector these children needed.

+ Read More
Kate Jiggins
28 months ago

You're on Gawker now. May the donations continue to pour in. http://gawker.com/cops-daycare-operator-took-snow-shovel-to-the-face-in-1736443116?rev=1444828943994&utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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Jamie Sedlmayer
28 months ago

These stories never seem to go this way. Usually it ends up with a daycare letting the kid(s) go and the headline is something about missing or murdered children. Martha the wounds and bruises you have now are marks of the warrior you are. You are a credit to your profession and to the human race. Many people would turn to self preservation mode, you extended your mamma bear mode to those kids and that's wonderful!

+ Read More
Tamera Strickler
28 months ago
8
8

Hero!! Someone sent this information to the ellen degerinious (spelling) show. This is a true hero.

+ Read More
Ryan Padgett
28 months ago
3
3

As a good father you are truly an amazing and courageous lady, thank you for all you do! Prayers for a quick recovery!

+ Read More
Nicole Bennett
28 months ago
3
3

Hi Martha! My name is nicole. I dont have the funds to donate at the moment, but in the next couple days I'm hoping to. You are the type of person I would trust with both of my kids. I will always keep you in my heart. You protected those children, and if I had a thousand dollars, every penny would go to you. This world needs more people like you. We are all here for you! Get well soon!

+ Read More
Mar Heath
28 months ago
3
3

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and donations. Martha and her family are truly appreciative.

+ Read More
Alison Michelle
28 months ago
2
2

As a mother of two I know there is nothing more important than my children's safety. You took a stand for those innocent children and that is nothing short of amazing. God bless you.

+ Read More
Glenda Lee Walton
28 months ago
2
2

The local sheriff, Don Bell, posted that the woman that police were looking for , turned herself in about 6 pm Friday. May the judicial system do their job and give Martha the justice she so richly deserves.

+ Read More
David Obdrzalek
28 months ago
2
2

please use some of the money to counsel the children who had to witness this tragedy. the news reporter said the man was trying to take "a child" so, was it his child?

+ Read More
Dacee Brown
28 months ago
2
2

You are an amazing woman!!! A true hero indeed! I hope you a speedy recovery and that your attackers get what they deserve! Again, you are amazing!

+ Read More
April Lynn
28 months ago
2
2

I applaud you. You are an everyday HERO!!! Speedy Recovery!

+ Read More
Barbara Donegan
28 months ago
2
2

Martha, I am so sorry to hear about your attack. I will be praying for your recovery. Just know that you are loved.

+ Read More
Shannon Winters
28 months ago
2
2

God bless you, and your courage!

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Holly Forsythe
27 months ago
1
1

Martha I don't have the funds to donate at the moment. But I'd like to tell you what a wonderful person u are. Your definitely a hero for protecting these children. God only knows what could of happened to these children if you would have let them go with TherE intoxicated father. I wish there were more people out there like you. God bless you sending lots of prayers your way for a very easy and quick healing recovery.

+ Read More
SheaandRobyn Carlson
28 months ago
1
1

God's blessings on you and your family as you recover and heal! So very sorry this happened to an amazingly tough caregiver! Your sacrifice, heart, and example are greatly supported! ~

+ Read More
Cheryl Hodges
3 months ago

This came up in my one year memory. I donated and shared several times including my page Justice for Darby and Kiera, my grandchildren who were murdered in 2010 by their mother and her boyfriend while my son was serving his country. I wish the murderer mother had loved her children and protected them as this woman protected a child in her care. I’m so glad you received so much! You deserve it and thank you for saving that child. 10 to 12 children die every day in this country of abuse and there is no recognition of that fact by the media, celebrities or general public. My grandchildren still have no justice as their mother and her co killer then boyfriend now husband live and work in Columbia Falls. Thank you. Thank you.

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Dilaver Ayik
26 months ago

You are an amazing woman! All the best for the recovery

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