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The Kady Haynes Beauty for Ashes Project

Organized by: Denise Don Haynes

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THE STORY:

Kady Debra Haynes was born on July 23, 1983. She was a petite little tomboy who grew into a beautiful and kind young woman. In January 2012, at the age of 28, our beautiful daughter was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Most women require eight weeks of recuperation from this surgery before returning to work, but true to her spirit, Kady was back at her desk in two! Sadly, her great attitude, successful surgeries and chemotherapy could not protect her from the cancer metastasizing to her liver. Even after being told that her cancer was now Stage IV and incurable, Kady was determined not to let the cancer rule her life. She continued to work at the job she loved, to travel and to spend time with her family.  On April 22, 2014 at 3:45 a.m., Kady was released from cancer, pain and the limitations of this life to live in her heavenly home, where we will one day join her. Since her death, we've been honored with numerous inspirational stories from both friends and strangers of the many times and ways in which she reached out to others, from women living with breast cancer to those who just needed a helping hand or encouraging word. Her most cherished  and appreciated act of kindness, however, was purchasing Christmas gifts for the children of breast cancer patients.  Metastatic breast cancer robs families of so much, creating devastating physical, emotional and financial hardships. It is our greatest hope to continue Kady's legacy of love and kindness by providing Christmas gifts to the children of metastatic breast cancer patients, allowing their families to enjoy this special day free from the burdens and hardships that cancer imposes on their lives. The Kady Haynes Cosio Beauty for Ashes Project gets its name from a promise in the Bible. Isaiah 61:3a (NLT) says, "To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” Kady's death and our resulting heartache are our ashes. The difference we can make in people's lives by honoring her memory and wishes will enable us to transform those ashes into a crown of beauty.

$2,850

 

57% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Denise Don Haynes

    $100

  • Jeff & Vonda Gray

    $100

  • Victoria Gray

    $50

  • Mandi Ayala

    $50

  • LAURA VALDIVIA IOZZIA

    $50

  • The Parks Family

    $1,000

  • Marisa Paraschak

    $15

  • Lorinda Price

    $100

  • The Firrincielis

    $50

  • The Lucas Family

    $20

  • Nita and Starr Toler

    $50

  • Dianne Rosensweig

    $25

  • Julie Penhall

    $50

  • Patch family

    $25

  • Lisa Vivero

    $100

  • The Lansdell's

     

  • Karen, Chris and family

    $100

  • Diane & Jeff Flemons

    $30

  • Valentina Mandarin

    $500

  • Robert Benfield

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Grace Schoper

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

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Denise Don Haynes

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Grace Schoper

Grace Schoper

In Memory of one of the few people I would ever road trip at 3am with. Kady - We miss and love you! So neat that your love will be shared with all of these families. :) You live on in the hearts of all of us. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In honor of the beautiful Kady. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

I couldn't forget her, if I tried. 2 years ago

Robert Benfield

Robert Benfield

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Valentina Mandarin

Valentina Mandarin

DONATION: $500

Kady was an amazing and compassionate woman who was always GIVING. In her short years she touched so many lives and I know she would have been eternally grateful to each and every person who donated here. I hope each child that receives a gift from her this Christmas receives a little bit of her magic. I know I did❤️ 2 years ago

Diane & Jeff Flemons

Diane & Jeff Flemons

DONATION: $30

Kady 3 years ago

Karen, Chris and family

Karen, Chris and family

DONATION: $100

We all miss our dear neighbor 3 years ago

The Lansdell's

The Lansdell's

3 years ago

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