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Kylee Goodwin's Fundraiser:

39th Annual Lincoln Marathon

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BENEFITING: PROJECT PURPLE

ORGANIZER: PROJECT PURPLE

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Kylee Goodwin

THE STORY:

"....to dance with my father again..."

 

My name is Kylee, and I was born and raised in the heart of Lincoln, NE. 2015 is what has seemed to me to be the year of rock bottom when I lost my father at the age of 66 to pancreatic cancer, after only being diagnosed two months prior. I didnt want to believe it. it didnt seem real. It still doesn't seem real to have lost him. Being an only child at home growing up, my dad was my everything. Not only was he my dad but was also my friend, my brother, the one I would go to when mom would say no because he would say yes.

 

My heart is so heavy for my Daddy, for I have always been daddy’s little girl. He has always been the one I have ran to first. He always knew how to comfort me the most & never hesitated to sleep in bed with me all because I just knew the monsters were in my room. He was the only one who knew how to speak to my heart and pick me up when I was feeling down, I still don’t know how he did it, but he always did.  My dad was the dad that would give me his weekly allowance so I could get something I REALLY wanted! Growing up he and I did most everything together being as I was the only child at home & I never understood why he was so extremely overprotective until I became a mother- if I had lost a child I would have been just as protective.  His children meant everything to him, and he let it show every day.

                  My Daddy insisted on never becoming a grandfather--- until the day his first grandchild entered his life, and they quickly became his world, he loved to be around his grandbabies more than anything! He is the one that put in 36 weeks covering for me in my job as Momma so I could recover of my course of 3 back surgeries, and never asked for a thing in return. He would bend over backwards for me just to see me happy and to watch me succeed.  My dad knew he wouldn’t be around forever, so against all of my resistance, he and my mom moved back to his home state of West Virginia, he knew I needed to learn to spread my wings and fly on my own and not always rely on him. You couldn’t keep that man away for too long though, before you knew it he would be jumping in his car to make the 16 hour trip to be by my side.

                  My Father, over the past 28 years of my life, has taught me so much and instilled so much into my character. He was the man that was stubborn as hell and always stood his ground, never to let anyone walk all over him, but yet he always took the high road.  He always taught me to never live in the past and always seek for the future- he promised things would be brighter ahead. He always had such a strong faith in God and always knew that God had a plan for him & in his toughest moments he would always turn to God for comfort and prayer.

Today I feel like the same little girl that is crying out for my Daddy to one last time tell me everything will be okay and it will all work itself out. I feel like the same little girl that wants just one last comforting hug and wants to hear him get fired up and give one last strong opinion. I will always be your little girl who wants just one last time, Daddy.

 I love you daddy, rest in peace. Please be my guardian angel and watch over me and make sure my babies are okay. Words cannot explain how much you will be dearly missed. I love you with all my heart. It's not goodbye it's I’ll see you later.

I am Running the Lincoln Half Marathon on behalf of my father. He was always a fighter. In my efforts I have decided to fight hard to train for my first marathon ever in memory of my dad-the day before the anniversary of his 1 year passing.  I want to help raise money for research toward this deadly disease that is scarcely getting out of control with no cure.

Please help sponsor me to do this run in memory of him and to fight this disease. I would give anything to dance with my father again, but on May 1, 2016 I will be able to run in the sunshine with him.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$500

MONEY RAISED
  • Julie Goodwin

    $250

  • Todd kirkebak

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $225

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25% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $131,204 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

PROJECT PURPLE

Amount Raised

$40,890

 

41% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madeline Kieselhorst

Amount Raised

$6,215

 

62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Team Katie and Cade

Amount Raised

$5,340

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Elli Erickson

Amount Raised

$4,655

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Tina Fitzsimmons

Amount Raised

$4,169

 

42% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Phil Kean

Amount Raised

$3,700

 

185% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Team Coffey

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jodi Scott

Amount Raised

$2,450

 

245% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $225

1 year ago

Todd kirkebak

Todd kirkebak

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Julie Goodwin

Julie Goodwin

DONATION: $250

In memory of my best friend and love Howard Goodwin who passed from pancreatic cancer May 2, 2015. 2 years ago