KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Friday, March 8, 2013

Garage Sale

Wow, it seriously has been a long time since I posted. But not a day goes by that I don't think about you Mason.  You are everywhere forever guiding us each day.  Last night on American Idol hearing the Song "I was HERE" gave me chills.   Mason, You are here in everything I do.  We will continue fighting for your dream to cure cancer and making a difference in your loving memory.


This weekend we are collecting donations along with my neighbor next door for  the biggest garage sale yet!!  We will be hosting  the 3rd Annual Make a Difference for Mason SALE on March 21-23 (2 driveways) Look for a posting on Craigslist soon under Overland Park garage sales.  All proceeds from the sale are for a special family battling cancer.   Thank you everyone for your support



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Red Robin night tonight!

Magic is in the Air....It's Red Robin night. Come celebrate tonight from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 95th and Metcalf. (Independence store too) 10% is donated to Make a Wish! Santa may stop by for a surprise visit as well. Come join the FUN! We'd love to see you tonight! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Every moment

Wow, time sure has flown.  The holidays are right around the corner and I find myself rushing and bustling, busy, busy, busy.  I think about you EVERY day, Mason.  Whether it's a song, a picture, a comment,  even one word triggers a memory.  Last night before bed Ally mentioned her eyelashes and all I could think about is your beautiful long eyelashes.  It would drive you crazy because so many people commented about them.  We miss you so much.  I think about you all the time.  I know the holidays were your favorite and we celebrate. You taught us to live, laugh and love.  And although there are moments when the world stops spinning or feels upside down, you lift us up as we remember.  I ache for your voice and presence in our life.  Forever in our hearts, our angel in the sky, our hero.  We love you. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beauty of Fall...

Fall is here.  It brought a smile to my face when the neighborhood kids were talking about how our tree loses its leaves first.  One of the younger kids said, "I know its Mason."  We all know that's not true. What I do know is, I have never experienced such joy and beauty in all the seasons until Mason. Now, I  actually watch as the leaves fall to the ground, in awe of the beauty.    As the leaves fall from the trees; just like snow falls from above;  my heart is wide open.

Today after church if the rain slows down, I hope we can visit the pumpkin patch, another beautiful fall tradition; memories swirl in my head.   Maverick one year picked a half rotten one because no one else would bring it home. His heart as pure as gold. We've had a great 3 day weekend, the kids were off on Friday.  It's just what we needed.  Time with each other and smiles in our hearts. And at the start of the Jared Coones pumpkin run just before the red/pink balloon release,one green balloon floated high above. (coincidence or not, I heard Mason say hello)
2006 Schaakes Pumpkin Patch


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thank you Everyone!!

THANK YOU everyone for all the love and support at the Overland Park Craft Fair!  Together, $1,166.49 was raised for Make-a-Wish®!! Thank you!! That is an amazing start to the $5,000 goal.  We will be starting a web page hopefully soon so you can watch the progress of our Adopt-a-Wish® Season!!  Together we can fulfill a local child's wish. Maverick, we are so proud of you; you are an amazing brother and son.  Mason, it is an honor to continue Making a Difference. Forever we we share your story as you taught us so much!! It was a roller coaster of a day; your memory is alive and your love keeps us moving as we strive to make a difference.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wiscurzoos are ready to Escape!!

Help our house is under attack!!  Wiscurzoos keep multiplying.  We are EXCITED to be selling over 300 at the Overland Park Craft Fair in downtown Overland Park. During those hot summer days we all were busy creating, stuffing, and sewing our hearts out!!!
 Folow the link below for more information for the Saturday, September 29 from 9 -5 p.m. This is the same craft fair where we marched in a parade 2 years ago. 
http://www.opkansas.org/Things-to-See-And-Do/Overland-Park-Fall-Festival


We were fortunate to get a spot at the Overland Park Presbyterian Church Booth 21.  If you happen to be in the area stop by and say hello and help us send off the largest collection of Wiscurzoos ever!!  Maverick is selling Small Wiscurzoos for $ 4 and Medium for $ 6 and Large for  $10.  All proceeds to help grant a local child's wish through the Make a Wish Missouri Foundation®. The Missouri Chapter serves the Kansas City Metro area which includes Johnson, Wyandotte, Franklin and Miami counties in Kansas.  As of today Maverick is ready to sell out.  Each Wiscurzoo is unique and there is even a limited supply of KSU, KU, MU, NU, Chiefs, and Royals for an additional $ 2.  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Tigers

We can not even put into words how incredible the VIP Tiger Exhibit Opening was!!!  It was such an emotional night and very inspiring.  The fact that MU was there...as someone stated divine intervention.  I have been a mix of so many emotions, happy and sad.  The exhibit is a place we can always go and remember.  Mason you will always live inside our hearts and we will never stop sharing your story and fighting for a Cure.  Thank you family and friends for your support and love.  It means so much to us.  Time moves forward we can only imagine and wonder.  Mason we imagine a big Tiger Smile across your face; only I would give anything to see that Smile!!
Thank you Kansas City Zoo and family and friends, for honoring Mason in such an amazing way.   A huge THANK you to the Dixons, and MU for sponsoring the tigers; we made some incredible new friends.