Christmas is coming up & I think it would be a great idea to raise some money & SURPRISE the Forkner Family with a Christmas Fund. As many of you know, Stephanie Forkner’s husband, Tony, was diagnosed with Cancer on 11 Nov. He is the father of 7 (2 being autistic) and recently retired (30 Sep 2013) after 24 years of USAF service. He started his new career as a brand new GS employee, but will now miss up to 7 months of work for treatment and recuperation. Tony & Stephanie are some of the strongest, most loving people I know & they have been known to go out of their way for anyone in need. A lot of you have been treated warmly by Steph & her husband while downtown K-town or out and about, and they are always willing to open up their home to anyone. Christmas is coming up & I think it would be a great idea to raise some money & SURPRISE the Forkner Family for a Christmas Fund for presents, gas money to drive to & from the hospital (Tony will be staying there for the next 4 months going through numerous treatments), or whatever else the family will need now that Tony is out of work. Cancer is extremely unpredictable & very scary. Any amount of donations are welcome so please show your love and support for Tony, Stephanie and their 7 kids in these difficult months to come. I am setting up a site with PayPal & other options to help donate & will post the link shortly. I am thinking a good ending date would maybe the December 13, that is a Friday. Please let me know if you have any thoughts or input. THANKS :) & remember they don't know about this yet, so please keep it a secret.