Thursday, December 20, 2007

Let's band together to help this family out.

Hello friends, it's me again "Miss Here To Help Out Those In Need" with some sad news to pass along. My very good friend's, Karl and Cami lost Karl's mother yesterday. She had a stroke & aneryism and died in her sleep. She was 56. She struggled many years with depression and high blood pressure. Karl lost his father in 1999. Neither parent had life insurance. Karl and Cami are now having to scrape together the fundage to bury his mother. The decision has been made to cremate her and have her ashes buried WITH her husband, Karl's dad. There was a plot NEXT to Karl's dad, but his mother let the payments lapse and so the plot was sold to someone else.

As it is for most of us this time of year, money is tight. I know it is for Karl and Cami and paying for a funeral was surely not in the budget (are they ever?). Additionally, I will have you know that Karl has been raising his nephew, Jon Mark who is a freshman in highschool, since he was 6. Jon Mark's mother evidently was unable to care for him early on and Jon Mark was raised by Karl's dad, until his death in 1999. It's never easy to lose a parent I speak from experience losing my dad in 1997 (he was 56 too). Not only is Karl left to pay (once again) for a parent's funeral but has now lost both of his parents. He's only 34. Karl and Cami are the sweetest people you would ever meet. They helped us out a ton last year with childcare, meals, etc. when I was hospitalized for 2 months. Cami is 3 mo. pregnant with their second child. Their 4 yr. old son Matthew, is one of Luke's best buddies.

Karl and Cami do NOT know that I'm doing this, but I would like to appeal to my many blogger reader's to help. If you feel led to contribute to help Karl pay for his mother's funeral please drop me an email at casaderice@sbcglobal.net I will give you MY address and you can send a check to me, paid to the order of Karl Frasier. I will collect all funds that arrive by mail, add them to my contribution and give them to Karl, Cami, Jon Mark, Matthew and Baby Frasier to put towards funeral expenses. I am confident that if we all band together we can truly help this family out. Any contribution, small or large will be appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help. In the spirit of the season, may God bless you richly for your generosity. Can't contribute financially??? That's ok, PLEASE PRAY for them!!!

Heather

1 comment:

Allie said...

Have I told you lately what a super terrific person you are?? I'm glad God brought you into my life as a dear friend! There needs to be more people in the world like you!!

Allie