This is a great reward of doing our foundation work. I love little kids and when a child is positively affected by the work our foundation does it’s very impactful. I love these stories. Kids helping Kids, is a special thing!
I have two recent stories:
- On January 13, 2017 Mrs. Olsen’s first grade class at Wolf Hill Elementary School in Oceanport received a pizza party to celebrate their homeroom raising the donations during the Kortney’s Cash for a Cure Fundraiser. In addition to the pizza I give each child a Kortney Rose Foundation wristband as a gift. A little girl named Evelyn came up to me and asked me to read what the wristband said. I read her “Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids’ Minds” and she replied, “My class helped!” Out of the mouth of babes. So cute and she is right! Every class, every child, every donor helps to make a difference the help.
- My friend Coral shared a story with me last week that she kept forgetting to tell me about. Coral, her boyfriend and his daughter Janeen all participated in the 2016 Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Monmouth Park this past August. She said Janeen was so proud of her medal and it hangs on her bedroom door. When the students started back to school in September Janeen’s 5th grade teacher asked the students to write and draw about what they did over their summer vacation. Below is what Janeen wrote and drew about. This is just so heartwarming!
“During the summer I went to Monmouth Park and for a run for caner(sic) and tumers(sic). My dad his girlfriend and I ran 2 ½ miles. At the end of the race I got a trophy and drank lots of water and Italian Ice!”