The Race Family would like to extend our deepest gratitude for all those who so generously donated to our family last month to buy needed supplements for our two boys with autism. Our boys have been treated with cutting edge biomedical treatments over the last year and have shown improvements in their conditions. Unfortunately, the fact that these treatments have been of benefit to thousands of children across the country does not change the minds of bureaucrats who will only fund medical treatments which involve chemically artificial ingredients, namely prescription drugs. The cost of treatments to our family runs between $300 to $500 per month. By July, we were unable to continue treatments for our sons because we could no longer finance it. Through the generous support of this community, we will be able to continue with treatments for up to five more months.
We are especially touched by the many people who bought raffle tickets, who donated anonymously at local businesses, who attended the benefit picnic in Staples, and who supported us in prayer. Most of you we have never met. Be assured of our prayer for you and your families.
John and Carol Race
Friends of Orphans
The Minnesota Friends of the Orphans and Knights of Columbus say a big thank you to all who helped make our 24th fiesta/benefit for Father Wasson's orphanages a big success. Again your generosity and support have made it possible to help 3,500 children to live a more healthy and happy life (in some cases be able to survive at all.)
We wish to express our gratitude to so many local businesses who helped with money or material things. Also to the businesses and local people who donated to our silent auction and/or games. Thank you to all who volunteered in any other way that it takes to make a fund day like this a success. A big, big round of applause to our committee for all your time, patience, love and hard work. You people are the best.
Minnesota Friends of the Orphans
Knights of Columbus
Phil and Mary Lou Haverkamp
Thanks so much to all the Kinship Partners volunters who worked to make the brat and pop sale a success. Thanks too, to Cub, and especially our helper Tom, who made the task easy.
Thrivent Services for Lutheran provided many volunteers as well as matching an additionalal $500 to our fundraising efforts.
Kinship doesn't receive any tax-supported dollars. To borrow an advertising message from a famous investment firm, we get our money the old-fashioned way -- we earn it. Thanks to the many supporters who stopped by to eat a brat and donate to the cause.
Kinship Partners Inc.
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