A LITE-FM Christmas Wish for Katie
LITE-FM's Christmas Wish is back, thanks to our friends at Pioneer Federal Credit Union. Our eleventh wish went to Katie, who's looking over her parents home while they're at the hospital.
Think back to when you got started in athletics as a child. Was there a coach that made such an impact in your life that you've continued to stay in touch with them and their families for years? I can think of two of my coaches right now that I would drop just about everything to help should they need me to. Katie's dad Rich was that type of coach for Rachel. She grew up playing for Rich and played on Katie's team. When she found out that Rich suffered a stroke and might miss the holidays with his family, she reached out to us to do something special for Katie, her parents and sister.
Rachel tells us that through his work with kids as a junior high principal and coach, Rich's has made a positive impact on countless children's lives here in the Treasure Valley. She also told us that Mary, Katie's mom, is a role model for kids in her job in an early childhood development center. They both treat the kids they meet as if they were their own.
That said, all the couple really wants is to spend the holidays with their two grown daughters, but that's all up in the air right now. Rich has been in the ICU since his stroke and will soon be moved to a rehab hospital where he might still be on Christmas morning. Between not having him home for the holidays and the mounting medical bills from his hospital stay, it's put a damper on this family's holiday spirit.
That's why Jeff Connell piled into our Team Subaru of Nampa Forester Delivery Sleigh to drop off a little joy for Katie to share with her parents and sister! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to give Katie a $50 gift card to cheer up her dad with is absolute favorite pizza in the world from Idaho Pizza Company, a gas card for the girls to use as they travel back and forth to visit dad in the hospital (mom's there with him around the clock) and a gift card for gifts and groceries. Finally, we know that all of this has been really hard on Mary, so when she has a chance to take a breather, we gave her some passes to take Katie and her other daughter to build some positive holiday memories at Winter Garden aGlow!
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