Running For Abbey Rose

On September 24, 2011 – Stephanie (Mumma) Jesko will be running in the Fort4Fitness Half Marathon in honor of Abbey Rose. Below is the blog post for her event…

I am hoping my friends and family will help me help them raise money. I am hoping to raise $1000 from now until 9/24/11 for The Abbey Rose Fund. They have set up a benefit account at Key Bank in memory of Abbey. I have spoken with Suzanne and there are a couple of ways we can help them out…

If you’d like to write a check please make checks payable to “Sam Kudrin” , “Suzanne Kudrin” or “The Abbey Rose Fund”. If you’d like to get the money to me I will be making deposits and mailing things to Suzi frequently. They do ask that you include you name and address with anything you send.

If you want to get the donations to me you can mail to me at :
Stephanie Mumma
424 E. Sycamore #5
Columbus Grove, OH 45830

Remember even if it’s $1, $20 or $100 every single thing is appreciated and helps. So try to give up a cup of coffee or an extra bag of chips at lunch and help out this awesomely-amazing family.

Please email me
or check out the Facebook Page by clicking here!

Ok friends and family — if you can’t contribute monetarily – please continue to pray for strength and love for the Kurdin family.

Below is the “Thank You” Blog Post that Stephanie created after she bypassed her $1000 goal!

With The Help of a Community
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

As most of you know a dear friend of mine lost her sweet little angel, Abbey Rose in April 2011. Abbey Rose was four months old when she passed away and Suzi and Sam have been remembering and celebrating her life everyday. Suzi and I grew up together in Paulding…  from kindergarten to graduation. We had always been friends but grew closer through our high school years. Here are some quick highlights I thought she’d enjoy ;)… Chemistry classes and powder puff football (ohhh your broken finger – ouch), our candy-making-Christmas-adventures and of course the powder sugar fights with your dad…(speaking of your dad… remember “fatboy”?) It seems like yesterday we were all just graduating from high school… turns out now we are 25 – where did the time go?

In July I spoke with Suzi and asked her if I could help her and Sam out by running the Fort4Fitness half marathon in honor of Abbey Rose. I have shared Abbey’s story with my friends, family and even strangers in hopes that people would support me in my run for The Abbey Rose Fund with a goal of $1000. Let me tell you, I have been blown away. I have been blown away by the generosity of everyone, by the loving and caring messages I have received and the pure support of people in my run and this cause.

It was awesome to see how many people from Paulding County reached out to lend their helping hand. It was crazy checking the mail everyday and having  two or three new envelopes with “Stephanie Mumma : For Abbey Rose” sitting there waiting for me. The Paulding Peeps have really helped out the Kudrin family and that little dark-haired Suzi Q they watched grow up right in front of their eyes or right along with them. I cant speak for Suz and Sam, but I know they are more than grateful for all the donations, kind words and prayers that have been sent their way.

Now up above in the quote it talks about the devotion to the community around you …and I would like to thank the community of Columbus Grove for all the donations and interest in The Abbey Rose Fund. I have only lived in CG for 10 months, but the way everyone welcomed me in, it has felt like I have always been a part of this community. It absolutely amazes me to see how this community comes together for such a great cause… and the most astonishing thing is… not one person from Grove knows Suzi or Sam, they have just heard the Abbey Rose story from me, Dane, this website or Facebook and have all been so big-hearted and generous; Thank you. I have also received support and donations from strangers and people out of state ….It is hard to explain the feeling it gives you when you see how people you know or people you don’t are so giving and how they come together and do things for others (Still gives me the goosebumps).

I would also like to personally thank Mr. Dane Jesko – the owner of  Just Go Dry | Professional Carpet Care. Dane informed me in late July that Just Go Dry would be donating 10% of all profits in August to the Abbey Rose Fund.  (Doesn’t that make you want to hug him.. or get your carpets cleaned?) Dane is an amazing man and a great business man. With the help from Just Go Dry I will be WELL over my $1000 goal…. as I am already, as of 8/18/11, OVER IT!

We did it guys! With each and every persons charitable donation I was able to bypass my goal of $1000 with over a month to go! As of today I have collected $1010.00 for the Abbey Rose Fund from some of the most amazing people I know! I thank each and everyone of you for your help and support on my journey to help a young-little family out. This has been a very humbling and exciting experience and I am proud to be a part of it. In the next few weeks Suzi and I will be preparing a website for The Abbey Rose Fund where people can read her story and other families that have similar stories can share and support each other. I have never known a couple stronger than Suzanne and Sam Kudrin, and I am blessed to call them my friends and I am honored to be a part of their life and doing what I can for the memory of Abbey Rose.