Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kindness of Our Hearts Donation Drive- Please help!

Hello Friends! Thanks for stopping by!
Many times in life, something happens that reminds us not to take life for granted. On Friday June 7th, that reminder hit me very close to home.

 On Thursday around 3:30 in the afternoon, my good friend and 1st grade teammate, Kathy, was driving down a rural 2 lane road in her pickup truck. The road conditions were not very good, due to rain from Tropical Storm Andrea. She was towing her horse to take it for some routine care. On the opposite side of the road as she was approaching, there was a car waiting to make a left hand turn. Behind that car was an armored truck approaching. The armored truck went to apply his brakes and slid into her lane hitting the front of her truck.
The impact sent Kathy into a ditch, flipping her truck and horse trailer.
Sadly, the impact of the accident killed her beloved horse, Valentine, whom Kathy loved as she does her own children.
Kathy suffered many serious injuries from the accident as well, which includes 2 broken legs, a skull fracture, a brain bleed, a broken rib,  shattered joint in her knee, damaged vertebrae (L4), and broken arm/elbow. She had to be cut out of her truck because she was trapped from the impact. She is currently in ICU and has had a few surgeries already on her leg and elbow. Kathy has a LONG road ahead with lots of physical therapy. Here are some pictures of this tragic accident... she is lucky to be alive. If you wish to read the story behind this accident, please click on the link below:

The remains of the pick-up truck, after its driver, an elderly woman, was extracted. Click on the image for larger view. (c FlaglerLive)

The roof of the pick--up had to be sheared off. Click on the image for larger view. (© FlaglerLive)
Kathy is a beautiful person inside and out. She is an amazing teacher with such a love for all of her students. Kathy is also an amazing friend. Anytime I need someone to listen, she has always been there for me and for anyone who needs them. Kathy is a fighter...she has had her share of heartache and difficulty over the past year. Her 2 year old grandson was diagnosed with leukemia back in August. She was a rock for her family as they endured this illness. I wish you could know her. She is just a wonderful person who needs our help!
Enter blogger friends...with overwhelming support from many of my blogger friends, I have put together a package of teacher products ranging from K-6. Thank you to the following bloggers for your help!

 I am in awe of the quick and overwhelming response that my fellow bloggers had to help this cause. For a $20 donation, you can get $250 worth of teaching products. All proceeds will go to Kathy as she fights to recover from this horrible tragedy. This package includes:


Please click on the Paypal donate button below. Your teaching package will be sent to the email on your paypal account within 24 hours. You will be sent a link to dropbox where you can click and automatically download your files.

This donation drive is now closed.

 If you do not want your donation package sent to the designated email address on your paypal account, please send me an email at with your paypal name and the email address that you want the package sent to.

If you do not receive your package within 24 hours of donation, please check your junk email folder. If it is not there, email me at subject: Kindness of Our Hearts Donation Drive
Words cannot express how much I appreciate your generosity during this difficult time for Kathy. I know that she will appreciate every bit of it too. The teaching community is truly just that...a community, and I am so proud to be a part of it!
Thank you so much for your help in bringing Kathy a little ray of sunshine during this time!


  1. Still praying for your friend's miraculous recovery and healing, Lisa. Things like this remind us to appreciate every minute of time we have with loved ones and to not take the people that mean the most to us for granted. Thinking of her and thankful she has such a wonderful friend in you! God bless you both!

    A+ Firsties

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    1. Thank you Angie and God Bless! I sent your package to your email via dropbox. Please let me know if you don't receive it. Thanks so much for your help!

  3. Prayers sent. She is so lucky to have you for a friend. How sad that her horse passed. Glad I was able to help.

    1. Thank you so much for your help!! I know Kathy will be very thankful for everyone's help. I just sent your files to you on your email through dropbox. Please let me know if you don't receive them. God bless! Lisa

  4. Bless her heart. Keep us posted on her recovery!

    1. I sure will Sara!! Thank you for your help!! I just sent your files to your email through dropbox. Please let me know if you don't receive them!
      God Bless!,

  5. Hi Lisa,
    My heart goes out to Kathy and her family--they are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for putting this all together :)


  6. Prayers and thoughts to Kathy and her family ....Thanks for giving us a chance to help out!

  7. Happy to help out! Keep us posted on her recovery!
    Stories by Storie

  8. Happy to donate! Lots of prayers for Kathy and for her family and friends! So sorry to hear about her beloved horse :( keep us updated on recovery and I hope you raise LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY FOR THIS AWESOME TEACHER! You are too sweet for arranging this!! Thank you and god bless!

  9. What a lovely idea for you to help out your fellow teammate. I am so sorry to hear about her horse. After seeing the pictures, it's a miracle she survived. I hope she heals quickly. Keep us posted!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  10. This is such a beautiful act of kindness! I'm happy to donate!!!

    24/7 Teacher Amy Harrod

  11. Donated! This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing for her. And oh my what a tragic story :(