Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thinking of Kailyn

I recently shared that Mr.4444's cousin's daughter had a terrible ski accident, that critically damaged Kailyn's C7 vertebra and left her with very minimal feeling below her chest. They live in Colorado, and we can't stop thinking about Kailyn. Kyle and I are channeling some of our energy into helping with social media coordination and getting the word out about the Caring for Kailyn website. I've read all of the comments that have arrived so far and am moved by the heartfelt energy being sent Kailyn's way. Here are some of the comments shared so far, from both strangers, as well as family and friends:
Prayers to you and your family! Kailyn is such an incredible athlete - gotta love the heart that goes into a girl who competes in football against the boys! She's always impressed me. Get well soon Kailyn!

Be Strong, Stay Strong! Good luck in your recovery and stay positive Kailyn. There's more power in the mind than what many think and it can help you heal, deal, and pull through when times are tough. It's no secret that you're one tough girl. Thinking of you and your wonderful family... T&V

I don't know you and you don't know me. But skiers have each others backs no matter what. I was there competing when it happened and instantly my heart sank when I saw it. I believe in you.

Our son was in class with you, Kailyn, at VSSA [vail ski and snowboard academy]. He's told us about the kind of person you are. There's no doubt in our minds that your strength and the faith of all who surround you will be a strong force in your favor.
Learned about your struggle through Impact United Soccer in SLC, UT. I'm sorry your adventurous life has taken a dramatic detour. I hope your drive and passion help you regain your strength. There is always hope!

Kailyn, Take that same grit and determination that has taken you to the top of your sport and apply it to your recovery. I hope you can feel everyone lifting you up and giving you strength. We are all with you...  

Dear Kailyn, You don't know us but when I read your story I couldn't help but see my eight year old daughter Kailey. You remind me so much of her and it is girls like yourself that inspire her and pave the way for other girls to reach their dreams. I have no doubt that your competitive spirit and ability to dream big will pull you through this. You can do this! Sending love and healing prayers

So far, the fundraising page has raised an impressive $48,000! That will put a small dent in what's sure to be a mountainous debt for Kailyn's long-term care. Fortunately, a beautiful man/contractor has volunteered to remodel Kailyn's dad's home, and his suppliers, too, are donating materials and labor. Isn't that wonderful? They can use all the help they can get; I hope you'll consider liking and/or sharing the Facebook page; exposure is great, and you can read about the progress Kailyn's making so far.

The world is full of loving people, thank goodness.

Thanks for caring enough to read this; it means a lot! Have a love-filled day :)

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