$40,206 of $30,000 goal
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:
-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!
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.
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 :)
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 :)
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 !
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!
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!
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.
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.
You are an amazing woman! All the best for the recovery