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A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« on: December 01, 2010, 01:35:29 pm »
As many of you will know, a very sad, unfortunate tragedy occured on 29th March 2010 - my sisters husband, Kevin Brookes, was killled on his motorbike by an underage, unlicensed taxi driver in Adderley Street whilst on his way to see a client in the early morning.   (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=47386.0). 

The trial date for this matter is set for 28th March 2011 (1 day before he was killed a year later).

From that day, my sister's life, their childs life, family, friends, work associates and to all those that knew him were changed forever :(

This morning, an amazing thing happened for her & Kirstin (their 12 year old daughter), something she was completely unaware of...........she received a wonderful Xmas Wish gift from KFM 94.5.

The background to this secret for her went as follows -

A very good friend of hers came up with the idea of the KFM 94.5 Xmas Wish list - she contacted me wanting ideas for what kind of financial assistance my sister would be needing.  I emailed the KFM team with the ideas and chatted to a lady there.  They guaranteed that her Xmas Wish would come true :)
My sister knew nothing about it at all, big surprise!!!

The date & time had been set for today @ 07:15am.  I decided to arrive @ my sisters place before work this morning just to make sure that she would answer her ph!  Shame, she still asked me why i was there so i said i could not sleep & popped in for coffee.  She was in her pj's and said she felt down and tearful as i walked in.  I just smiled to myself knowing that in a few minutes time, her mood would be lifted so high.

Sure enough, the phone range and it was a guy called Ryan from KFM on the line.  He had asked her 2 hold on whilst she could hear the background story of Kevins accident being told on air.  He then told her that Kleenex had decided to sponsor her xmas wish list that her friend had requested.  My sister was speechless as to what they had given to her.....a full years school fees paid for her daughter who is going into Grade 7, R 20,000 cash towards rent (she has just sold the home due to not being able to fulfill the bond repayments), R1,000 pet food supply from Purina for their loyal labrador Ben, R5,000 cash to do xmas shopping with, R10,000 food vouchers - I couldnt not believe it, nor could she!!!  She got very emotional understandably - I am so happy that this came true for her to help ease the heavy burden she is under.

Just wanted to share this awsum experience with you all and to let you all know that there are WONDERFUL people out there who just want to help in any way they can.

THANK YOU KFM 94.5 :thumleft: :) for helping her!

 
 

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 01:40:20 pm »
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:


Fantastic !!!!!
 

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 01:41:30 pm »
Amazing.  God is in control.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 01:41:39 pm »
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 01:41:47 pm »
Brilliant  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010, 01:42:34 pm »
Awsome!  Awsome!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010, 01:42:57 pm »
Awesome that is such great news and would go along way in helping her.

I sit in my car every december during xmas wish time and cry my eyes out and i have to tell myself how fortunate i am.
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2010, 01:44:03 pm »
wow
what a great story after such a tragedy-  was listening to it this morning - tear-fest of note  :)
I'm very happy for your sis. Hopefully it will make things easier
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 01:46:26 pm »
Awesome!! Such a sad story, at least with a bit of inspiration! :thumleft:
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 01:48:06 pm »
There are some truly wonderfull people in our country. :thumleft:
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 01:49:42 pm »
Darn now I am tearful.
That is truly amazing.
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 01:51:11 pm »
I heard the repeat about 30 minutes ago on KFM!!!

Awesome!!
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 01:52:25 pm »
That is truly wonderful!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
A big thumbs up to the KFM initiative and the sponsors  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 01:52:51 pm »
Fantastic to hear, still some good people left in the world  :thumleft:
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 01:53:14 pm »
Wow! This is soooo stunning! I'm very glad for her!

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2010, 01:54:47 pm »
Fantastic!! truley amazing
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 01:56:27 pm »
Great news!  :thumleft:

Pity she and her daughter is in this in the first place.  :'(

Funny, just this morning I was thinking about 'Jobless' (that was his numberplate right?)

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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 01:56:52 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2010, 01:57:59 pm »
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Re: A community cares - KFM 94.5 this morning
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 02:17:35 pm »
I have no words :'(