I don’t know if many of you heard about the fatal car wreck on Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 19th, 2009.
If not, click here, to get the full news article.
Basically, there was a 15 car pile up on I-70 EB in Limon, CO. Apparently the wind was blowing sooo hard that there was a “brown-out” and drivers couldn’t see in front of them. It was so bad that a State Patrol Officer said he couldn’t see his hand at arms length… that’s crazy!
Anyways, one of the two victims in the accident was a person I knew. He was actually the father of Colby B. - one of my first students at The Dojo of Karate…
I found out about the accident from Amber (Colby’s mom) via email on Tuesday and didn’t know how to react. I was devastated!! I got to the Karate school, and tried to teach class like all of my normal lessons, but at the end of class I had to bring it up to the students. The parents were shocked… I than proceeded to ask everyone to donate a few bucks to their family so we can buy them some flowers and gift cards to places to go. We raised over $300!!!
The flowers were delivered on Friday, and the gift cards & sympathy cards will be mailed on Monday. I do not know when the funeral is, or what the next step is… but I have a few ideas on how The Dojo can contribute towards their family.
First of all, I am going to continue to accept donations for the family for the next few weeks. I will try to setup a PayPal Account for donors to send any kind of amounts.
Secondly, I may try to see what my church, Flatirons Community Church, can do for the family. Maybe they can offer some help, guidance, prayer, something… I have no idea. But it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Lastly, I am going to start a Scholarship Fund for Colby to continue to train at The Dojo of Karate. I only pray that they had life insurance to help with some of the bills & expenses. Nonetheless, this Scholarship Fund will help pay Colby’s tuition at the school. Students, parents, families, neighbors, anyone, can contribute to this fund of any given denomination - or monthly donation. My goal is to make sure Colby can continue to train at The Dojo of Karate. The remanding balance will than be covered by The Dojo Karate for the life of their tuition agreement.
My goal as the Head Instructor and Owner of The Dojo of Karate is to be involved with the community as much as possible. To get students involved in our community. And to make my school a big, giant, family. All while teaching students Life Skills. This is our chance to help a fellow friend, and I find it my duty to spear head the way with this. Not for publiscity, but to simply help. It’s the Martial Way…
Anyone out there that has something to offer this family please contact me anytime at: 303-920-4500 or [email protected]