A LITE-FM Christmas Wish for Kate
LITE-FM's Christmas Wish is back, thanks to our friends at Pioneer Federal Credit Union. Our fourth wish went to widow named Kate.
Lynn nominated her neighbor and friend, Kate for a Christmas Wish after learning how much the family's income has shrunk following her husband's death in last summer. The amount of money Kate receives monthly from her husband's pension isn't enough to cover their mortgage, utilities and diapers for her 10 month old son.
Kate's husband passed away six months before their youngest song was born and shortly after he passed, Kate's doctors told her that there were complications with the baby that could negatively impact his quality of life. She chose to continue the pregnancy and the baby is doing much better than originally expected, but will need need to travel to Seattle Children's after the holidays for hydrocephalus surgery.
As you can imagine, the medical bills and funeral costs ate up most of the family's income. There wasn't enough money left over for Kate to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for her other children, four year old twin boys. They're growing boys and are really excited to see Christmas lights and have a visit from Santa this year. Unfortunately, Kate wasn't sure she could make that happen.
So LITE-FM came to help make the holidays a little brighter for her! Jeff Connell piled into our Team Subaru Christmas Wish Forester Delivery Sleigh and surprised Kate with an Albertsons gift card for a do-over Thanksgiving dinner, Walmart gift card to replace the four year olds' coats and shoes that they've outgrown and four passes for the family to see the lights at Winter Garden aGlow. We also wanted to make sure that Kate had a minute to exhale, so Smokey Mountain Pizzeria Grille is taking care of dinner one night for them!
Click where you see the play button on the birdies to listen hear the wish!
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