I did not have the pleasure of getting to know Kyle, but I went to school with his wife, Jenni. She has an awesome sense of humor and I can only imagine he did too. She would do anything for anyone, expecting nothing in return. Reading the articles online and seeing sincere comments from strangers, who have no association with their family, motivated me to start something positive for Jenni. People are deeply saddened by the loss, but forget about what financial struggles are ahead. Aside from being new parents, there will not be a second income anymore.
Since IndieGoGo is “An International Crowdfunding Platform to Raise Money”, I thought it would be great to share this with fellow sports fans, friends, family and anyone else that Kyle’s story has touched.
I used IndieGoGo for my brother’s father-in-law, who battled pancreatic cancer last year. The donations for his campaign gave him something to look forward to.
Let’s give Jenni something positive to look forward to, to show her that her loss is not something that will be forgotten. And show her that there are still good people in the world.
Please feel free to leave some words of encouragement for Jenni in the comments section above. Even if you don't have the funds to help at the moment, a kind word goes a long way.
Kansas City Star article - http://tinyurl.com/n8hhhek
** Once we meet the goal that’s been set, an overall fee of 4.0% is charged by IndieGoGo (otherwise there's a 9% fee if the goal isn't met). Every donation will go to Jenni, and their son Will. We're hoping that the goal is only a small fraction of what this campaign will grow to by day 60! **